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Neue Residenz, Bamberg
(4.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We took a tour of the beautifully restored room of the New Residenz and we impressed with the beauty of the place. The rooms are ornate and the ceiling frescos are amazing. It requires some walking bu...  more »
  • Baroque, good to see when you get there. Can only guided but goes smoothly. Not everything can be seen. Certainly not the most beautiful of its kind because the founder the cheapest painter. Munich is bv more beautiful. Costs € 5 entrance.
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  • The Neue Residenz is located near the cathedral. It is kind of plain from the outside but the plaster work and paintings inside are something to see. The furniture and the rooms are beautiful. There a...  more »
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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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