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New Residence in Bamberg

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Due to extensive restoration work the Prince-Bishop's Apartments / Queen Amalie of Greece’s rooms are closed to the public until summer 2020.
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Prince-Bishop’s Apartments / Queen Amalie of Greece’s rooms (Rooms 15-27)

Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Kavalierstafelzimmer
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Weißer Saal
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Speisesaal, Deckenbild, Detail
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Audienzzimmer, Porträt König Otto
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Speisesaal
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Vorzimmer
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Vorzimmer, Gemälde im Deckenstuck
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Audienzzimmer, Porträt Königin Amalie
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräumer, Chinesisches Kabinett, Deckengemälde
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräumer, Chinesisches Kabinett
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, ehemalige Privatkapelle, Deckengemälde
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Gelber Salon
Bild: Fürstbischöfliche Wohnräume, Nebenraum, Gemälde "Segelschiff"

This suite of rooms on the first upper floor was furnished immediately after completion of the two Baroque façade wings as the permanent apartment of Prince-Bishop Franz von Schönborn (from 1703). His successors also lived in this apartment. This explains some of the changes made in the original Late-Baroque furnishing under Prince-Bishop Friedrich Carl von Schönborn (1729-1746).

Unlike the »Elector’s Apartments« with their relatively uniform Late-Baroque style, this suite of rooms combines various types of decoration to form a richly contrasting ensemble that represents the entire style spectrum of the 18th century – from the heavy, Late-Baroque stucco-work ceilings of Johann Jakob Vogel to the playful, charming Régence decoration of the Second Antechamber and the mature Rococo forms of the »Yellow Salon« and culminating in the elegant Neoclassical stucco-work of Materno Bossi in the »White Hall« and the 19th-century furnishings in the dressing-room and bedroom.

The last prince-bishop of Bamberg, Christoph Franz von Buseck, died in this suite of rooms on 30 September 1805. In the 19th century Duke Wilhelm in Bayern lived here until 1837, followed by King Max II as crown prince (1843-1845), Queen Amalie of Greece who lived here after Otto’s abdication from 1862 to 1875 and finally Crown Prince Rupprecht (1900-1903).

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