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Alte Hofhaltung

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Address: Domplatz 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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The flowers on the decks are fantastic

A one time residence and part of a castle this s a huge courtyard with beautiful flowers and colors. Bathrooms.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

A one time residence and part of a castle this s a huge courtyard with beautiful flowers and colors. Bathrooms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

While being that close (the Dom) worthwhile to throw a glance and realise how life could have been in that time. Having such huge buildings to accommodate the serving staff adds to the imagination

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We were in Bamberg on a guided tour in July when the flowers were in full bloom, most notably on the exterior of the old residence which was beautiful. We were only in the courtyard area of this old residence. This was the original bishop's palace that was built in 1576.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Back in the 11th century, a fortress, great hall, chapel, and Episcopal Palace once stood where the Old Court House stands today. Although we did not go inside, original masonry pieces (fragments, really) are contained here; it is presently Bamberg’s Historical Museum. The Old Court, located opposite the New Residenz, still contains fragments of masonry from the great hall and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

A lot of reviews here mention that The Three Musketeers was filmed here; I haven't seen the film, so that did not add any charm to the attraction. I would recommend going early, or late, because it gets very busy during the day with tour groups. The courtyard itself is the attraction, so it's difficult to appreciate it when there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

The Alte Hofhaltung (Old Court) was built in 1591 and was once the Bishop’s headquarters. It is located near the Bamberg Cathedral. This beautiful half-timbered house overlooks a large courtyard. Our tour guide suggested we see “The Three Musketeers” filmed in 2011 as it is the place where one of the duels in the movie was filmed. We learned this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is beside the cathedral and just through the old gate. It is impressive and interesting if done as part of the rose garden and cathedral but on its own is nothing impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Originally it was the rezidence of Henry II. Since 1007 the bishops of Bamberg where rizending there. It has got a wonderful gate with relies of Pankras Wagner. In the sommer there are open air theatre and concerts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Most people seem to wander around outside but you get great views and a close up look at the inside of the old buildings from the museum, whose entrance is opposite the shop in the courtyard. The most impressive part was a 30 stall shippen, beautifully restored, currently housing a very lovely photography exhibition of Italian everyday life: Italien! Italien!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

So the tourguide told us that these were the backdrop of the movie "the three musketeers" and many others and you will recognize why. This is just near the cathedral (dom) and must visit when you are in that part. Such old buildings will take you to a magical century :)

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