Built between 1720 and 1744 by architect Balthasar Neumann, the Residenz is one of the most famous works of Baroque architecture in southern Germany alongside the palaces of Schönbrunn and Versailles. In 1981, the Residenz was the third building in Germany to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. For the famous, cantilevered staircase, the most important fresco painter of his time, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, created the largest continuous ceiling fresco in the world, an allegory of the four continents, between 1751 and 1753.
The Residenzweinkeller can justifiably call itself the oldest German winery. Deep inside the Residenz are the spacious and labyrinthine wine cellars, which were included in the planning of the bishop's residence by Balthasar Neumann from the very beginning. One of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world forms the backdrop for musical and culinary delights.
400 parking spaces for cars in front of the Residenz (all spots require a fee)
15 parking spaces for busses within close proximity to the Residenz (Husarenstraße)
Tram/Straßenbahn: Stop »Dom«
Bus: Stop »Residenz« or »Mainfranken-Theater«
+ not wheelchair accessible +