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A Visit to the Rose Garden at the New Residenz, Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg rose garden gateThe New Residence was constructed in the Renaissance style for the prince bishops of Bamberg beginning in 1602 by Prince Bishop von Gebsattel. Later construction in 1697 and 1703 added two wings in the Baroque style and resulted in a building comples with over forty state rooms. The rose garden was added to the courtyard of the New Residenz by Prince Bishop Lothar von Schonborn between 1729 and 1746.

According the guide the garden today has over 4500 rose bushes and includes at least sixty different varieties in seventy beds.  The garden was laid out symmetrically by Balthasar Neumann in seventy formal beds.

Bamberg rose garden overview


Modern roses such as ‘Paprika’ are included.

Bamberg rose garden Paprika

The garden is edged with lime trees.

Bamberg rose garden lime trees

The beds are edge with boxwood.

Bamberg rose garden beds

Statuary  enhances the garden.


Bamberg rose garden center statuary


And a fountain adds movement, sounds, and sparkle to the garden.

Bamberg rose garden pool n fountain

A small pavilion completed in 1757 occupies one end.

Bamberg rose garden pavillion 2



Visitors can enjoy food and beverages of various sorts while enjoying the scenery.

Bamberg rose garden people eating

Stepping over to one side of the garden affords a grand view of the town.

Bamberg rose garden city view

As well as a view of St. Michael’s monastery.

Bamberg rose garden St. Michaels monastery

A concert series takes place in the rose garden on selected dates between June and September.

Bamberg rose garden concert flyer

The rose garden is open daily:

April-September, 9 am to 6 pm
October to march, 10 am to 4 pm

(Except Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras, and Dec 24, 25, and 31 when it is closed.)

Free admission