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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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  • You can visit some rooms where are paintings displayed, and they also give a tour with guide to the king's apartments, check if you can take the English one. The German is rather complicate to underst...  more »
  • We had a pleasant walk through the area. Great for pictures and a quick visit. Near the Rose Garden which is beautiful.  more »
  • We went on the tour which allowed us access to rooms not normally open on your own. The docent was very enthused about the place and its history, which came across well. There were some English writte...  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!