General information for visitors

Current information / Coronavirus

The New Residence is open to the public, but the number of visitors is limited and groups are currently not allowed. People can go around on their own.

Currently the Imperial Hall, the Imperial Apartment, the newly presented models, sculptures by Dietz, the Artists' Room with highlights from the Electoral Apartment and the Prince-Bishop’s Apartment can be visited.
The Prince-Bishop’s Apartment is accessible only with a guided tour. The tours (every half hour, small groups) are in German, but English information is available in the rooms.

Please take into account waiting times and restrictions such as altered routes or room closures.

Here you will find general information and FAQs for visiting our sights during the restrictions due to COVID-19.

Information for visitors with reduced mobility

The entrance hall of the New Residence (with the cash desk and museum shop) can be reached through a separate barrier-free entrance in the courtyard; a lift and a barrier-free toilet are available.

The Rose Garden is accessible for wheelchairs.

Disabled parking spaces you can find on "Domplatz" (distance c. 100 m).


Registration for groups

For organizational reasons we would ask groups of 20 or more persons and school classes to register well in advance.

Photographs and videos

Photography and video recording is unfortunately not permitted in the New Residence. Photos and videos may be taken for personal use only on the square in front of the New Residence and in the Rose Garden.

Special permission is required – and there may also be a charge – for all photography and films taken for further use, as well as for the flying of drones /multicopters.



Picture: Painting "Queen Amalie of Greece" (section)


Free wi-fi is available at "Domplatz", in the New Residence, in the Residence courtyard and in the Rose Garden.


Bulky objects

No large bags, rucksacks or other bulky objects may be taken into the Residence. These may be left at the free lockers (deposit 2 euros).



No dogs or other animals may be taken into the New Residence. Unfortunately, we cannot offer supervision for animals brought along. Please keep dogs on an lead in the Rose Garden.



No food and drink may be taken into the museum rooms. Please mute your mobile phone during the guided tour. Bicycles and electric scooters are not allowed in the Rose Garden; please leave them in the Residence courtyard.

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