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Neue Residenz

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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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Kawana, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
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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100 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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8 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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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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15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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53 attraction reviews
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 helpful votes 35 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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