Neue Residenz Bamberg, Bamberg

#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bamberg
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The luxurious former home of Bamberg's prince-bishops, Neue Residenz Bamberg was built in 1613 and has more than 40 stucco-ceilinged state rooms adorned with furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries. The palace's Emperor's Hall on the second floor contains 16 huge portraits of previous emperors. (The elaborate space can be rented for private events.)The Elector's Rooms and the Prince-Bishop's Apartments are also noteworthy. Be sure to visit the Rose Garden in the inner court before leaving for a view of St. Michael's Church and Bamberg's rooftops. With our custom trip planner, Bamberg attractions like Neue Residenz Bamberg can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was a wonderful place to visit and we learned a great deal from our guide. The size of the palace and the display of wealth was mind boggling.  more »
  • This is one of the more opulent clerical residences to be found anywhere. It was built at a time where the bishop filled both a clerical and temporal role as ruler of Bamberg, and was known as a...  more »
  • It was as majestic as the surrounding buildings. It had a beautiful garden we explored. We did not go into the castle but the cathedral and courtyard nearby gave you a sense of mediaeval times. At the garden was a beautiful lookout over the city.
  • Have to go on a guided tour at a set time. The tour is in German. There are guidebooks with information in English. Restoration work is being carried out to the main hall. At the end of the tour there are a few rooms with displays that you can look at at your leisure. Would have given it a higher rating if was allowed to go around at your own pace.
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