Information for people with a handicap

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Picture: New Residence in Bamberg, first antechamber of the Imperial Apartment


Information for people with mobility impairment

Disabled parking

3 public disabled parking spaces on Domplatz (distance to the entrance of the New Residence approx. 120 m); on the way to the entrance slight inclines (less than 6% gradient); road surface partly level (wheelchair lane), partly cobblestones.

Further information on parking facilities can be found on the website of the city of Bamberg.


Disabled toilets

You will find a disabled toilet in the New Residence in the ticket office area and another in the courtyard of the Old Court on the opposite side of the "Domplatz".


New Residence in Bamberg


The entrance hall (with ticket office and museum shop) can be reached barrier-free via a separate entrance door in the inner courtyard; during opening hours, access is possible with a "Euro key".

  • 1st and 2nd floor (including the Imperial Hall) accessible via lift (length: 135 cm x width: 100 cm, door width: 79.5 cm)

  • Doorways at least 90 cm wide

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Few seats available


Picture: Rose Garden


Rose Garden

  • Barrier-free accessibility (wheelchair lane)

  • Paths (paved gravel) with no gradients

  • Seats available


Picture: Tactile model showing the buildings on the Domberg

Information for the visually impaired

  • No guidance system for the visually impaired available

  • No audio guide available

  • Regular guided tours in the New Residence

  • A tactile model on Domplatz enables also visually impaired people to to get a better idea of the shapes, structures and dimensions of the historical buildings on the Domberg, such as the Bamberg Cathedral, the Old Court and the New Residence.

    The model on a scale of 1:200 is made of bronze and equipped with Braille.

Information for the hearing impaired

  • No induction loop for hearing aids available

  • Written information available

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