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.
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.
Further information and tips for visitors can be found at
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:
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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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 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)
For groups of 10 or more and only if booked in advance
approximately 60 minutes
4 euros regular
3 euros reduced
This guided tour is also available in foreign languages.
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
(New Residence in Bamberg/ Seehof Palace)
7 Euro regular
5.50 Euro reduced
Access to entrance via ramp; lift available; disabled parking spaces you can find on "Domplatz" (distance c. 100 m)
Free wi-fi available
Speisecafé im Rosengarten
Bus 910 to "Domplatz"
No own car park
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