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Neue Residenz

Address: Domplatz 8, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0951/5-63-51
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Bamberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews 81 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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1,628 reviews 1,628 reviews
901 attraction reviews
1,561 helpful votes 1,561 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
51 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were at the door when they opened at 9 ready for the tour which started at 915. we were the only 2 in the tour so she gave the tour in english which I guess is not the norm and what a lovely place took about 40 minutes and was very informative and pictures are permitted without the flash.

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

While we are not huge fans of visiting palaces as they all seem to look a bit the same, we appreciated the patience of the tour guide who delivered the tour in both German and English to accommodate my boyfriend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

You can only visit this place with a guide. What annoys me though is that even the guide could speak English, and in our group there were four English speakers vs. two German tourists, our guide wouldn't speak English at all. English speaking tourists were given a handout with very minimum explanations, and I couldn't help but feel jealous about... More 

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