Seehof Palace – Memmelsdorf near Bamberg

Picture: Seehof Palace

Seehof Palace was built from 1686 as a summer residence for the Bamberg Prince-Bishops from plans by Antonio Petrini. After secularization it fell into disrepair under private ownership, and by the end of the 20th century extensive renovation work was necessary.  

Picture: White Hallexternal link

White Hall

Most of the palace is today used by the Bavarian State Conservation Office

The nine state rooms of the restored Prince-Bishops' apartment, including the "White Hall" with its magnificent ceiling painting by Guiseppe Appiani, are open to the public.

Among the features reflecting the splendour of the former Rococo garden are the restored cascade with its waterworks and some of the original sandstone sculptures by Ferdinand Tietz.

Seehof Palace Park

The following rooms are available for your events:


Virtual tour

In this virtual tour you will experience Seehof Palace and Park from a brand new perspective. The panoramic shots (360 degrees) will present you phantastic views of the palace and the gardens. Please click on the picture below to start the virtual tour:

Picture: Seehof Palace

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:


96117 Memmelsdorf
Telephone  0951 4095-71
fax 0951 4095-72

Responsible administrative office

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

Opening hours

April-October: 9 am-6 pm
closed Mondays
closed November-March

General information on opening times and admission charges


May to beginning of October:
daily 10 am-5 pm
every hour on the hour

Guided tours

Guided tours (in German; approximately 35 minutes)

Admission charges 2016

4 euros regular
3 euros reduced

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

Annual season 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:

Lift available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Telefon 0951 4071640

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Seehof"

Parking space:

224 car parking spaces, 7 bus parking spaces available

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