New Residenz in Bamberg

Picture: New Residenz

The New Residenz of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops was begun in 1613. The two wings on the cathedral square were built by Johann Leonhard Dientzenhofer in 1697-1703.

Picture: Emporer's Hall

Emporer's Hall
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The palace has over 40 state rooms featuring stucco-work ceilings, furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries. Painted on the walls of the Emperor's Hall are 16 larger than life-sized portraits of emperors, the work of Melchior Steidl.  

The Elector's Rooms, the Prince-Bishop's Apartments and the gallery with old German and baroque paintings (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) are of particular interest and there is a fine view from the Rose Garden in the Residenz courtyard.

The following rooms are available for your events:

For details please choose a room by clicking on the picture or on the text.

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Telefon (09 51) 5 19 39-0
und (09 51) 5 19 39-1 14
Fax (09 51) 5 19 39-1 29
E-Mail sgvbamberg@

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
open daily

Closed on: 
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.

Guided tours

Visit only possible with a guided tour (in German; approx. 45 mins)

Guided tour "Cathedral, New Residenz (Emperor's Hall and Emperor's rooms), Old Court" (in German)
Mon-Fri, approx.
75 mins
This guided tour is also available in other languages if booked in advance
4 euros regular
3 euros reduced internal link

Admission charges 2014 

4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced internal link

Combination ticket
New Residenz in Bamberg / Seehof Palace:
7 Euro regular
5.50 Euro reduced internal link

Annual season tickets /

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance (PDF-file)


Information for the disabled:

Access to entrance via ramp; lift available



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café im Rosengarten
derzeit geschlossen / closed

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus 910 to "Domplatz"

Parking space:

No own car park

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