Excursion

Seehof Summer Palace & Park by E-Bike

Venture by eBike to the gilded world of Bamberg’s Prince-Bishops at the Seehof Summer Palace, part of the UNESCO-recognized heritage of the city.

Complimentary
  • Code
    BAM-04
  • Level
    Extreme
  • Walking Type
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
  • Duration
    3.5 Hours
Begin your adventure at your Crystal ship, where your guide will share some important safety information about the eBikes – your mode of transport through the city of Bamberg en route to the Seehof Summer Palace. 

During your 45-minute ride, you’ll enjoy the wind in your face as you explore the charms of the medieval city. Make special note of the architecture along your route, as Bamberg’s structures and city layout have been considered some of the most important influences on German cityscapes for centuries. 

Leaving the city for the rolling countryside, you’ll arrive at the palace, you’ll park your bike and embark on a comprehensive quest into the unique culture of the church princes in the Holy Roman Empire. Built in 1686 for the Prince-Bishops, the palace fell into great disrepair after the secularization of the region. A grand restoration effort began in the late 20th century, revitalizing many of the rooms to their authentic previous splendor. A visit to the restored state rooms inside the palace showcases the Rococo frescoes in the White Hall and the Chinese silk wall hangings in the audience chamber.

Tour the 50-acre park surrounding the palace, which boasts restored orangeries, or greenhouses, with their citrus fruits and 300-year-old hedge tunnels. The fully restored and functioning cascade fountain (visible from May through October) and hundreds of intricate statues have made this park one of the most famous in Germany. Learn about the life of bishops and also of their servants in a summer palace and hunting lodge, far removed from the official life in city residences. Then, hop aboard your eBike for the return ride to your Crystal ship.
 

Important Notes:
This tour is an active excursion, and is suitable only for our more agile guests who are physically fit. Guests should be experienced bike riders and have recently ridden or are confident cycling. Participants must also be comfortable with hand brakes and riding downhill. We only accept children of the age of 12 years and higher and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear sunglasses, sunscreen and sneakers. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. Helmets are mandatory. The order of sights may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. All guests must sign a release waiver. The supply of eBike’s & Helmets is limited, so pre-reservation of this Crystal Complimentary Adventures excursion is recommended to avoid disappointment. Please notify the day before if you will cancel as a courtesy to those how are waitlisted.