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Seehof Palace near Memmelsdorf

Seehof castle near Memmelsdorf

Seehof palace near Memmelsdorf was built in 1686 as summer residence for the Bamberg prince bishops and impresses its visitors with the beautiful park and its cascades.

Seehof palace in Memmelsdorf is often called Marquardsburg after its builder Marquard Schenk von Stauffenberg. The Prince Bishop's summer residence came into being in collaboration with important architects and constructors. Of course you will find magnificent interior furnishings inside the castle. During the 18th century, the palace garden was one of the most famous Rococo gardens in Germany. About 400 stone figures and benches were placed in the garden. Prince Bishop Friedrich Adam von Seinsheim initiated the construction of a water pipe from Stammberg hill into the garden to enable the splendid water garden fountains. However during secularisation and the following centuries many masterpieces were lost and the water pipe was destroyed. Seehof palace has now been restored to its former glory after a considerable renovation process. Visitors have access to nine rooms, for example the White Hall which contains a well-preserved ceiling fresco painted by Guiseppe Appiani, depicting Cupid and other angels. The orangeries, the palace chapel and the spacious park including its water garden fountains invite guests to stay. The park is often used for cultural events.

Accessibility information

  • Bedingt rollstuhlgerecht
Im Schlosspark sind die Wege gekiest und für Rollstuhlfahrer nur bedingt geeignet. Der Zugang zum Schloss ist barrierefrei, Ein Aufzug ist im Schloss vorhanden; die Veranstaltungsräume sind für Rollstuhlfahrer erreichbar. Im Café gibt es ein rollstuhlgerechtes WC. Das Umfeld der Kaskaden (Wasserspiele) ist bedingt durch Treppenstufen für Rollstuhlfahrer nicht geeignet. Weitere Infos:
The "white hall" in Memmelsdorf castleCitrus fruits in Seehof castleThe "white hall" in Memmelsdorf castle


Adults: 5,- €; concession: 4,- €



Opening hours

April till October
Tuesday till Sunday: 9:00AM till 6:00PM

Closed on Mondays, except Easter Monday, Whit Monday, May 1st, August 15th, October 3rd

Historical gardens:
Apr - Oct: Mon - Sun 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
Nov - March: 9am to dusk;

Water features:
May - October
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every hour on the hour