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Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Neue Residenz (New Residence)

  • Dompl. 8 Map It
  • Bamberg
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 11/13/2013

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This glittering baroque palace was once the home of the prince-electors. Their plan to extend the immense palace even further is evident at the corner on Obere Karolinenstrasse, where the ashlar bonding was left open to accept another wing. The most memorable room in the palace is the Kaisersaal (Throne Room), complete with impressive ceiling frescoes and elaborate stucco. The rose garden behind the Neue Residenz provides an aromatic and romantic spot for a stroll

with a view of Bamberg's roof landscape. You have to take a tour to see the Residenz itself, but you can visit the library free of charge at any time during its open hours.

Staatsbibliothek. The Neue Residenz is also home to the Staatsbibliothek. Among the thousands of books and illuminated manuscripts here are the original prayer books belonging to Heinrich II and his wife, a 5th century codex of the Roman historian Livy, and manuscripts by the 16th-century painters Dürer and Cranach. Domplatz 8, 96049. 0951/955–030. www.staatsbibliothek-bamberg.de. Free. Weekdays 9–5, Sat. 9–noon.

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Sight Information

Address:

Neue Residenz, Dompl. 8, Bamberg, 96049, Germany

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Phone:

0951-955–030

Sight Details:

  • €4.50
  • Neue Residenz by tour only, Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–4

Updated 11/13/2013

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