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Object description:

Old Court
St Catharine's Chapel

Old Court – Bamberg

The Old Court, located opposite the New Residence, still contains fragments of masonry from the great hall and chapel of the 11th-century episcopal palace.

Today the Old Court houses the Historical Museum of the city of Bamberg.

New Residence

Current information

The two chapels at the Old Court are closed until further notice.

Historical Museum

Historisches Museum der
Stadt Bamberg
Domplatz 7
96049 Bamberg
0951 871142 historisches-museum

The Bavarian Palace Administration does not run the Historical Museum, but is only responsible for the two chapels in the Old Court.

Opening hours / Admission fees of the Historical Museum


There are two disabled parking spaces in Domstraße just before the gateway to the inner courtyard of the Alte Hofhaltung. The inner courtyard of the Alte Hofhaltung can be reached barrier-free via the gateway on Domstraße. From here, a barrier-free path runs along the historic cobblestones to the public toilets (with disabled WC) and to the separate barrier-free entrance to the Historical Museum. The various levels of the Historical Museum are accessible via a disabled-access lift.

Getting here / parking


Bus to ‘Domplatz’

No own car park

Further information

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