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.
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.
In this virtual tour you will experience the New Residenz in Bamberg from a brand new perspective. The Panoramic shots (360 degrees) will present you a detailed view of this impressive monument. Please click on the picture below to start the virtual tour:
The panoramas or pictures to be loaded are rather large, and thus take a relatively long time to load. Please be patient – they are worth waiting for! The tour opens in a separate window and was prepared by Josef Spitzlberger, Oberschleißheim.
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Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
(09 51) 5 19 39-0
und (09 51) 5 19 39-1 14
Fax (09 51) 5 19 39-1 29
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
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
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
(New Residenz in Bamberg/ Seehof Palace)
7 Euro regular
5.50 Euro reduced
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