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New Residenz and Rose Garden
New Residenz and Rose Garden, Bamberg
The New Residenz of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops was begun in 1613. The two wings on the cathedral square were built by Johann Leonhard Dientzenhofer in 1697-1703. The palace has over 40 state rooms featuring stucco-work ceilings, furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries. Painted on the walls of the Emperor's Hall are 16 larger than life-sized portraits of emperors, the work of Melchior Steidl. The Elector's Rooms, the Prince-Bishop's Apartments and the gallery with Old German and Baroque paintings (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) are of particular interest and there is a fine view from the Rose Garden in the Residenz courtyard.
Hours: April-September: 9 am-6 pm, October-March: 10 am-4 pm. Open daily.
Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 3 €.
Address: Domplatz 8, 96049 Bamberg
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