VISIT THE MUSEUMS AROUND BAMBERG CATHEDRAL

  1. Diocesan Museum

    Diocesan Treasures from the Past
    Diocesan Museum

    Bamberg’s Diocesan Museum emerged from Bamberg’s Cathedral Treasury. Its most famous exhibit is the Imperial Star Cloak which was presented as a gift to Emperor Heinrich II by the Apulian ruler Ishmael (Melus).

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  2. Bamberg Cathedral

    1000 Years of the Bishopric of Bamberg
    Bamberg Cathedral

    Steeped in 1000 years of history, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George is one of the legacies left by Emperor Heinrich II. This house of worship is an architectural tour de force and is home to unique works of art. The sculpture of the Bamberg Horseman is also world-famous.

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  3. Bamberg’s Museum of History

    Art, Culture, History
    Museum of History

    Bamberg’s Museum of History in the Old Court on Cathedral Square boasts a large number of valuable exhibits. Its extensive collections bear witness to the art, culture and history of this beautiful World Heritage City from prehistory to the 21st century.

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  4. State Gallery

    Masterpieces from the Middle Ages
    State Gallery

    The former Residence of Bamberg’s Prince Bishops accommodates several late Gothic and early Renaissance masterpieces belonging to the art collections of the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Bamberg.

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  5. State Library

    UNESCO – Memory of the World
    State Library

    More than 4,500 manuscripts, 1,000 of which mediaeval codices and donations of Emperor Heinrich II.! Three manuscripts, including the Bamberg Apocalypse, have been inscribed on UNESCO's “Memory of the World” Register.

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  6. State Apartments in the New Residence

    Princely Palace
    State Aoartments in the
    New Residence

    Die The construction of the New Residence for Bamberg’s Prince Bishops began in 1613. The splendid Imperial Hall was painted al fresco by Melchior Steidl and features 16 imposing imperial portraits.

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THE MUSEUMS AROUND BAMBERG CATHEDRAL

Dotted around the 1000-year-old Cathedral and situated within metres of each other, a cluster of fascinating museums and cultural institutions features unique treasures reflecting the history of the World Heritage City of Bamberg.

Domberg Guided Tour

Every Sunday 10:30 am (1,5 h, german)
individual tours in english on request

 


AT A GLANCE

Aerial view of Cathedral Hill

Domberg is a joint initiative for Cathedral Hill led by Bamberg City Council, the Archbishopric of Bamberg, the Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, the State Gallery and Bamberg State Library. It is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts as well as the Regional Department of Non-State Museums in Bavaria.

Cathedral Hill at a Glance

 

 

 

 

Guided Tours

Art Break: 25 minutes guideD tour at 12:30
(only In german)

10 Sep "Late Gothic Painting", State Gallery