New Residence in Bamberg

Picture: New Residence

The New Residence 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 Apartment 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 Residence courtyard.

Rose Garden

The following rooms are available for your events:

Virtual tour

In this virtual tour you will experience the New Residence 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:

Picture: New Residence in Bamberg

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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Object information:


Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Telefon 0951 51939-0
und 0951 51939-114

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

General information on opening times and admission charges

Guided tours

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

Guided tour "Cathedral, New Residence (Imperial Hall and Emperor's rooms), Old Court" (in German)
approximately 60 minutes
4 euros regular
3 euros reduced
This guided tour is also available in other languages if booked in advance (10 or more persons)

Extensive restoration work

Due to extensive restoration work the Prince-Bishop's Apartment is closed until summer 2020.

Admission charges 2017

4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced

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

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Access to entrance via ramp; lift available; disabled parking spaces you can find on "Domplatz" (distance c. 100 m)



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café und Restaurant im Rosengarten
Telefon 0951 5090792

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus 910 to "Domplatz"

Parking space:

No own car park

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Telefon 0951 51939-0
und 0951 51939-114
Fax 0951 51939-129

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