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Neue Residenz

Domplatz 8, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
0951/5-63-51
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Bamberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,522 reviews 1,522 reviews
839 attraction reviews
1,445 helpful votes 1,445 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Daejeon, South Korea
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is one of the places where you have to follow a guide to get inside. Unlike other places we've been to, the guide does not speak much English so we couldn't ask any questions. The palace itself is very interesting.

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Perth, Australia
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128 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The tour of the Residenz is quite short and in German. Only a few rooms are available and contain fine furniture, paintings and tapestries. While the rooms are very grand, they are not outstanding. This is not really a priority attraction for visitors.

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Washington, DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is really a palace, and it has much of the furniture, as well as gorgeous chandeliers and painted ceilings in very grand rooms. Entrance to the Residenz includes a guided tour, they are available in German and in English, and are small groups, so there is an opportunity to ask questions. The tour doesn't visit all the rooms, so... More

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