Diocesan Museum

The foundation of the Diözesanmuseum(Diocesan Museum) goes back to the cathedral treasury, whose valuable contents can be admired in the chapter house. On display are exhibits from over 1000 years of diocesan history. The highlight of the collection is undoubtedly the gold-embroidered star coat of Emperor Henry II, which was presented to him in 1020 on the occasion of the Pope's visit to Bamberg by Ismahel, Duke of Bari, as a precious gift.

The coat shows the sky tent with all the signs of the zodiac embroidered with gold threads on the original purple background. The stars spread radially over the entire cloak, coming from the Christian centre.

Not only Henry II, but also his wife Cunegonde donated valuable items to the diocese: Relics, books and liturgical treasures. Over the centuries, the cathedral treasure was expanded by various bishops and canons. A further showpiece of the preserved treasure, in addition to the star-shaped mantle, is the magnificent Cathedral Cross, which is solemnly carried through the streets of Bamberg every year during the Corpus Christi procession. Today, the original sculptures of the cathedral portals are also housed in the Diözesanmuseum and can be seen in the cloister.

Opening hours

Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 10:00 am till 05:00 pm
Closed on 24th/25th/26th December, 31st December


Adults: 5,00 €
Reduced tickets: 4,00 €

Children up to 15 years accompanied by their parents: free
Family ticket 2 adults / 2 children: 8,00 €
Family ticket 1 adult / 2 children: 4.00 €
Pupils in class: 1,00 €

Guided tours for groups up to 25 persons:
40 Euro in addition to the reduced entrance fee
Domberg ticket: 12,00 €

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