Object description:

Seehof Palace – Memmelsdorf near Bamberg

Picture: Seehof Palace

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.

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White Hall

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.

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Seehof Palace Park

The following rooms are available for your events:


Virtual tour (as of 2012)

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:

External link to the virtual tour of Seehof Palace

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.


96117 Memmelsdorf
Telephone  0951 4095-71
museum@ schlosspark-seehof.de

Information for visitors

Visitors are required to wear a medical face mask.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

You can only visit Seehof Palace on a guided tour (clearly reduced group size).

For organisational reasons, we ask groups to register by phone or e-mail (see above). Many thanks

Opening hours

April-30 October: 9 am-6 pm
closed Mondays
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October)

closed 31 October-March

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

Guided tours (in German; approximately 45 minutes)

Admission fees 2022

5 euros regular
4 euros reduced

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

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Restrictions due to renovation works

Please note that the façades of Seehof Palace are currently covered in scaffolding. We ask for your understanding.

Further information


Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Lift available in the palace; event rooms accessible

Information sheet on Seehof Palace for people with a handicap

Pachtgaststätten und -hotels:

Restaurant – Café
Telefon 0951 4071640

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to ‘Seehof’

Parking space:

224 car parking spaces, 7 bus parking spaces available

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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