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.
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.
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:
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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fax 0951 4095-72
Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
und 0951 51939-114
Fax 0951 51939-129
April-October: 9 am-6 pm
May to beginning of October:
daily 10 am-5 pm
every hour on the hour
Guided tours (in German; approximately 35 minutes)
4 euros regular
3 euros reduced
(Seehof Palace/ New Residence in Bamberg)
7 Euro regular
5.50 Euro reduced
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