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.
The 3G rule applies for a visit to our houses if the 7-day incidence determined by the competent district administration authority is above 35.
You can only visit Seehof Palace on a guided tour (clearly reduced group size).
April-1 November: 9 am-6 pm
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October)
closed 2 November-March
Guided tours (in German; approximately 45 minutes)
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced
(Seehof Palace + New Residence in Bamberg)
9 Euro regular
7 Euro reduced
Please note that the facades of Seehof Castle are currently covered in scaffolding.
Unfortunately, also the water works will not be in operation in the 2021 season.
We ask for your understanding.
Lift available in the palace; event rooms accessible
Restaurant – Café
Bus to "Seehof"
224 car parking spaces, 7 bus parking spaces available