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 external link

Emporer's Hall

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.

Rose Garden

The following rooms are available for your events:

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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

Opening hours

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

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

Guided tours

Visit of the New Residenz only possible with a guided tour (in German; approximately 45 minutes)

Guided tour "Cathedral, New Residenz (Emperor's Hall and Emperor's rooms), Old Court" (in German)
approximately 75 minutes
4 euros regular
3 euros reduced
This guided tour is also available in other languages if booked in advance

Admission charges 2015

4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(New Residenz in Bamberg/ Seehof Palace)
7 Euro regular
5.50 Euro reduced

Annual season tickets/

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Information for the disabled:

Access to entrance via ramp; lift available



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café im Rosengarten
Tel. (09 51) 5 09 07 92

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus 910 to "Domplatz"

Parking space:

No own car park

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