Neue Residenz, Bamberg

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The luxurious former home of Bamberg's prince-bishops, Neue Residenz 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. To visit Neue Residenz on your holiday in Bamberg, and find out what else Bamberg has to offer, use our Bamberg family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a big and beautiful building, but we did not really get a clear impression due to reconstruction works. Also did not go inside, because of lack of time, but the rose garden is for sure an amazin...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Who goes up to the DOM will visit also the new residence. Very impressive, I think the building complex.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We went in here as it was threatening rain and thought it would pass an hour or so. Very glad we did, it was wonderful. We were early so not too crowded, and a tour was about to start. It was in Germa...  more »
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  • The tour through the apartments was really great, with a guide who spoke excellent English and could explain the significance of each item or room. Bring your coat - it's not heated at all in winter!
  • This is a must see place in Bamberg. The overlooks of Bamberg are alone worth it. Very close to the city center and many other great destinations.
  • Massive mansion with impressive gardens behind it.
  • Guided tours of residency held in German. Otherwise texts in English, Spanish, Japanese or Italian that you can carry during the tour. There's a gallery to tour yourself while you wait for the guided tour. 3.50 euro student price per person. Lockers available for belongings.rose garden just outside. Close walk to the Dom.
  • Wonderful palace and square in front of it!

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