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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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  • The Rose Garden (which is within the Neue Residenz) is the terrace with the hundreds of rose bushes. The Residenz was built in the 17th Century in the Baroque style. Personally, I find the Baroque one...  more »
  • Featured is a beautiful skyline from the rose garden. I liked the atmosphere, is located across the Cathedral and square.
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  • The imposing and majestic new residence stands in front of the splendid cathedral almost wrapping it. This "new" baroque residence housed the Prince-Bishops of Bamberg. The staircase leading to the rooms of palazzo portends what wonder will open our eyes crossed the threshold of the Palace. The frescoes, stucco, the decorations, the ori, the drapes, precious furnishings, original parquet inlaid with art, chandeliers, paintings, bedroom and even the comfortable, everything is precious! Everything! Including the Rosengarten (rose garden) and its incomparable view of Michaelsberg.
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  • Wonderful palace and square in front of 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.
  • Nice view and lots of different roses.
  • Loved it!
  • Circumventing the prohibition of citizens, the Bishop he built little by little this splendid Palace, triumph of the Baroque. The Gallery can be visited freely (notice the paintings by Canaletto and other Italian artists), while in the Episcopal apartments there is a guided tour (bilingual) every 20-30 minutes (called the guides). A splendid place and rich in history and art.
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