Munich Residenz, Munich

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Discover how Bavarian royalty lived and governed at Munich Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany. You'll be drawn in by its opulent architecture, elaborate room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex includes ten courtyards and 130 rooms. Built in 1385, the palace was originally a small, moated castle. The kings of Bavaria gradually expanded it to use as a private residence and an official seat of government. The renowned court theater here opened for public performances in 1795. The complex also houses the primary concert hall for Bavaria's famous symphony orchestra. Though you can't get a guided tour, you can pick free audio guides at the palace museum. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Munich fast, fun, and easy.
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  • This palace surprised me for its architecture, size, conservation. The portals are incredible. There are very interesting decorations. The visit is well structured. Organized Muiiito. It's huge. Go on time. I'd be about 4 hours.
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  • Unfortunately almost all buildings of Residence destroyed in WWII. Everything we can see now well reconstructed buildings. Furniture from XIX Centuries. Too many rooms with no significant value.  more »
  • A must see in Munich, very close to Marienplatz. I had visited the Residence a few years ago, but did not remember so many rooms and exhibits on display of the Wittelsbach dynasty. This was a simply e...  more »
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  • A typical European palace full of posh decorated rooms and golden corridors. It's very nice and informative - I definitely didn't waste my time there. But it's easy to get lost and miss some crucial place of interest. Even finding the entrance was an ordeal. If you have the time, definitely visit it: it's located right in the centre of the city.
  • Wow! This was such a great. For a small admission fee, you have access to an audio tour. During the high season in July, we found it to be very manageable, sometimes having full exhibitions to ourselves. We spent about 2.5 hours here. The collection and layout was fantastic. A must do while in Munich.
  • If you get the chance to go to Germany, this is a must go to. But it is so large you need more than a day to explore it. My gal and I only were able to do part of it as we only had two and a morning to explore Munich. But what we did explore was quite fun and awe inspiring.
  • Beautiful palace with tons of history! There is so much to see, I recommend purchasing the all €13 ticket so you can see the theater, treasurery, and museum. It is full of amazing sculptures, paintings, tapestries, silver, gold, everything a king would have. All of the artifacts have been well cared for and preserved. Make sure you wear some comfortable walking shoes, my wife and I walked about 4.5 miles inside the residence looking at everything.
  • Great palace....can use few improvements -Audio tour is boring -Some staff are very unhelpful. Place is impossible to travel around with a baby and or handicap person. They do have elevators but if you ask to allow their use they will pretend to contemplate but then decline it’s use. Don’t get me wrong, some staff were very helpful but few left a sour taste. Set aside at least 2-3 hours to fully appreciate everything for the palace and for the treasury.
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