Together with the cathedral and the adjacent Old Court (Alte Hofhaltung), the New Residence on the cathedral square forms the spiritual and secular centre of Bamberg, a World Heritage site. It was built from 1604 in two different phases. The two Baroque wings that still dominate the cathedral square today were created from 1697 to 1703 under Lothar Franz von Schönborn.
Three state apartments with precious art and furniture, the Baroque Imperial Hall, which is one of the most outstanding Baroque interiors of southern Germany, a charming Rose Garden and two state galleries with masterpieces of Baroque and Old German art (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) are open to visitors in the Residence complex.
Further information and tips for visitors can be found at
und 0951 51939-114
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.
6 euros regular
5 euros reduced
(New Residence in Bamberg + Seehof Palace)
9 Euro regular
7 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