Seehof Palace was built from 1686 as a summer residence for the Bamberg Prince-Bishops from plans by Antonio Petrini. After secularization it fell into disrepair under private ownership, and by the end of the 20th century extensive renovation work was necessary.
Most of the palace is today used by the Bavarian State Conservation Office.
The nine state rooms of the restored Prince-Bishops' apartment, including the "White Hall" with its magnificent ceiling painting by Guiseppe Appiani, are open to the public.
The splendour of the former rococo garden can be seen in the restored cascade with its water waterworks and the sculptures by Ferdinand Tietz, which can be admired in the garden and in the Tietz Museum in the Orangery.
In this virtual tour you will experience Seehof Palace and Park from a brand new perspective. The panoramic shots (360 degrees) will present you phantastic views of the palace and the gardens. 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.
At the moment, the sights of the Bavarian Palace Department are still closed. We are currently preparing for the reopening of our houses. As soon as we can provide more detailed information about where and how we will be able to reopen our sights, we will inform you about it here (as of 5.3.2021).
April-1 November: 9 am-6 pm
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October)
closed 2 November-March
May-beginning of October:
daily 10 am-5 pm
every hour on the hour
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced
(Seehof Palace + New Residence in Bamberg)
9 Euro regular
7 Euro reduced
Lift available in the palace; event rooms accessible; disabled toilets in the palace and in the Orangery; path from the car park to the castle level, firm ground
Restaurant – Café
Bus to "Seehof"
224 car parking spaces, 7 bus parking spaces available