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“Go for the Rose Garden”
Review of Neue Residenz

Neue Residenz
Ranked #8 of 54 things to do in Bamberg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I was not impressed with the New Residence itself, but the rose and box wood garden attached is worth the visit. Beautiful setting in the garden overlooking Bamberg. Very quiet and calm place to relax. Great place to take photos of your traveling companions. Concessions available in the garden. Hint: there is a short moderate paved climb from the Church to reach the New Residence. Persons with walking problems or heart problems can do it, but may need to stop and rest once.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

This tour was 4.50E/person and was fairly short (15 minutes). The tour is in German, but they do offer English brochures to let you follow along while walk through the rooms.

In April 2013, there was significant construction in the area and scaffolding along the entire length of the facade facing the nearby church.

Thank Sweagle97
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Entrance is currently 4.5 Euros which represents outstanding value (note - access to the Rose garden is free). The exhibition consists of two parts - German art from the 15th-16th Century and the royal residence of Bavarian royalty.

Note - your ticket gives you entry and the guides suggest that you visit the paintings first and when a tour is about to start they will come and find you. Tours are about every 20 minutes. It seems to work - mind you, I was the only one there! The tours are conducted in German - however, just inside each room is a basic guide in various languages.

To start with - the art exhibition. Plenty to see and worth seeing - however, the subject matter - predominantly religious - is a bit of an acquired taste.

Visiting the residence was much more rewarding. I struck lucky - as there was nobody else about I got a one-on-one tour with Rita - in English - bonus! Rita's language skills were matched by her historical knowledge, and not only did she give me an oversight into the building and it's history, but we also talked about other historical issues and life in Bamberg. Very interesting!

The interiors themselves are stunning - certainly better than Neuschwanstein Castle. In fact, better than anything I have seen in Germany, and certainly in the same league as what I have seen in St. Petersburg in Russia. I got a real 'feel' for the place. I understand that there is restoration work planned and I hope this does not prove to be too disruptive to visitors.

Rita then offered to continue the tour into the art exhibition, but I declined. Not Rita's fault but because I had had my fill of religious paintings!

In summary, well worth the visit, and a 'must-see' in Bamberg. With a bit of luck you may get a tour in English - but either way I don't think you will be disappointed!

Thank LonePhotographer
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

There is a nice little tour you can take of the Neue Residenz that walks you through the two "apartments" where royalty and Pope's roomed while in Bamberg. The rooms have beautiful paintings, tapestries, and furniture. The tour is really cheap and if you have the Bayern Castle Pass it is free with your card :)

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

A must visit on a Bamberg trip. Don't be greedy and spend the small entrance fee. The interior is great with a lot of original paintings. After visiting the neue Residenz, don't forget to go to thr rose garden with a stunning view of the City

1  Thank Rhoody
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