Excursion

Bike to Seehof Palace Gardens

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

Complimentary
  • Code
    BAM-04
  • Level
    Extreme
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    12 & above
  • Duration
    3.5 Hours

Begin your adventure at your Crystal ship, where your guide will share some important safety information about the bikes – your mode of transport through the city of Bamberg en route to the Seehof Summer Palace Gardens. 

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 but restored in the late 20th century.

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. Then, hop aboard your bike for the return ride to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:

This is an active experience suitable only for guests who are physically fit. Guests should be experienced trek bike riders and have recently ridden or are confident cycling. Helmets are mandatory and will be provided.  Minimum age to participate is 12 years old, and minors under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  All guests will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate.  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear sunglasses, sunscreen and close-toed flat footwear. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights may vary.