Object description:

New Residence in Bamberg

Picture: New Residence

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.

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Imperial Hall

Three state apartments with precious art and furniture, the Baroque Imperial Hall, which is one of the most outstanding Baroque interiors of southern Germany, two state galleries with masterpieces of Baroque and Old German art (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) and a charming Rose Garden are open to visitors in the Residence complex.

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Rose Garden


Further information and tips for visitors can be found at

The following rooms are available for your events:


Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Telefon 0951 51939-0
und 0951 51939-114

Information for visitors/ COVID-19

Visitors are required to wear a medical face mask.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

Opening hours

April-3 October: 9 am-6 pm
4 October-March: 10 am-4 pm
open daily

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

Guided tours of the Prince-Bishop's Apartment take place regularly (in German; every half hour during opening hours). The other rooms can be visited without a guided tour.

Elector's Apartment closed

Due to renovation work, the Elector's Apartment cannot be visited until further notice.

Admission fees 2022

6 euros regular
5 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(New Residence in Bamberg + Seehof Palace)
9 Euro regular
7 Euro reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.residenz-bamberg.de




Free wi-fi available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Speisecafé im Rosengarten
Telefon 0951 5090792
caferosengarten bamberg.de

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus 910 to "Domplatz"

Parking space:

No own car park

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Telefon 0951 51939-0
und 0951 51939-114
Fax 0951 51939-129
sgvbamberg@ bsv.bayern.de

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