New Residence in Bamberg

Picture: New Residence

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.

Picture: Emporer's Hall external link

Emporer's Hall

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.

Rose Garden


Further information and tips for visitors can be found at

The following rooms are available for your events:

Virtual tour

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:

Picture: New Residence in Bamberg

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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Object information:


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

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-6 pm
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 charges

Guided tours

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.

Admission charges 2019

4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(New Residence in Bamberg/ Seehof Palace)
7 Euro regular
5.50 Euro reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Access to entrance via ramp; lift available; disabled parking spaces you can find on "Domplatz" (distance c. 100 m)




Free wi-fi available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Speisecafé im Rosengarten
Telefon 0951 5090792

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus 910 to "Domplatz"

Parking space:

No own car park

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Telefon 0951 51939-0
und 0951 51939-114
Fax 0951 51939-129

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