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AddressBamberg State Library
Neue Residenz
Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
Federal Republic of Germany
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Location and Directions

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The Bamberg State Library is located in two of the baroque wings of the New Residence, formerly the seat of the Bamberg prince bishops. The elongated, three-story representative wings line the cathedral square to the northwest and northeast; diagonally opposite are the Bamberg Cathedral and the Old Court, the old residence of the prince-bishops.

The entrance to the library is the first door to the right in the passageway of the entrance immediately behind the main gate. A ramp for wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers is available.

Our service entrance is the left door on the building wing facing the city, at the end of the Vierzehnheiligenpavillon. Please ring here for deliveries.

Arrival by Train and Bus

Walking time from the Bamberg train station (Ludwigstraße 6, 96052 Bamberg) to the Bamberg State Library is about 25 minutes.

The Bamberg State Library is located directly on the cathedral square (Domplatz) and is easily accessible by city bus line 910 (bus stop Domplatz). From the train station, take bus lines 901, 902, 907, 911, 914, 931, or 935 from the station Bahnhof/Ludwigstraße to Stadtmitte/ZOB two stops. Change there to the bus line 910 and go five stops to Domplatz. From there, it is a minute’s walk to the library.

Arrival by Car

Since there is no parking at the Bamberg cathedral square, please park in one of the nearest parking garages following the parking guidance system:

  • Tiefgarage City-Altstadt, Geyerswörthstraße 5a, 96047 Bamberg
  • Tiefgarage Konzert- und Kongresshalle, Mußstraße 5a, 96047 Bamberg
  • Parkhaus Zentrum Süd, Schützenstraße 2, 96047 Bamberg
  • Parkhaus Zentrum Nord, Georgendamm 2a, 96047 Bamberg

Handicap Parking

The city of Bamberg has reserved the following parking spaces close to the library for people with disability:

  •  3 parking spaces in front of Domplatz 1 and 2, across from the Diocesan Museum
  • 1 parking space in Domstraße, at the back of the cathedral (limited to three hours)

The distance to the entrance of the State Library is about 120 metres, on the way there are slight inclines (less than 6 % gradient). The path surface is partly flat (wheelchair lane), but consists mostly of cobblestones.