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Address: Domplatz 8, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0951/5-63-51
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Very impressive rooms

We took the guided tour (in German), and found it very impressive, with a very knowledgeable guide. A very good insight into the lifestyles of the rich and famous of the past.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Kawana, Australia
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

If you don't speak German, then do not go for the tour. After having a discussion (in fluent english) with very arrogant german lady, that the tour is only in German, we decided to invest 4 EUR/person and we did go for it. For non-German speaking visitors they have a paper guides for each floor. Unfortunately the guide was sometimes... More 

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Kawana, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We took the guided tour (in German), and found it very impressive, with a very knowledgeable guide. A very good insight into the lifestyles of the rich and famous of the past.

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Takes an hour for the tour, impressive and decadent on the inside. It's not as extravagant as other palaces, but it's up in the top 5 I've seen in Germany.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We happened to visit when there weren't many other visitors. Part of our tour was just for the two of us. Our guide spoke English well and was really willing to answer our questions, to share her knowledge of the Residenz and her enthusiasm both for its history and its connections with Bamberg. We visited here just a few days... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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101 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I'm writing this from the point of view of one who has only the slightest bit of Deutsch. While not as magnificent as a nearby Residenz, in Wurzburg, the Neue Residenz in Bamberg impresses, particularly if you like baroque & rococo styles. But the tour is in German only (except for groups, pre-arranged). There are written handouts, but they are... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There were some beautiful rooms in the palace. I don't speak German, but the tour guide did say a few words in English to make sure we understood the gist of what she was saying.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had read about this place and that there were no tours in English. However, the concierge on our river cruise called to arrange a one hour English language tour and because there were 15 of us we got a discount of 3.5 euros. It was very interesting and worthwhile (although not as opulent as the palace in Wurzberg). Very... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I concur with some of the earlier reviews that comment on the inconsistent way in which the tour guides here handle English-speaking tourists. I can speak and understand some German, so I can make it through a German tour, but others in our group did not speak German, and the guide, who did speak English, seemed to go out of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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151 reviews 151 reviews
53 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have visited many palaces and this one is as all of them interesting, with some nice features, big rooms, but in the lesser half of the hundreds i have already visited

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Wilmington, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very interesting and good value for money. Unfortunately the tour guide did not speak much English but there were printed information sheets for every room.

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