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. To visit Munich Residenz and get the most from your holiday in Munich, create itinerary details personal to you using our Munich itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    I think this place is one of the most impressive places I have seen, It may lack general history, but the histories within it are numerous. It's a place for all, History, Art, and more.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Near the Bavarian Opera. What a museum so much that day, but that is of little interest, stopped by. Will that eventually saw pretty, large Palace, so I want (to hate), even quite 行kitsukezu to the exit. This Palace is nothing much different from without, not interesting. But personally I like tapestry in here in quite a few, so enjoy. After separately.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Impressive sight. Be prepared to walk and listen to the audio guide, which is very good. There are stools in most of the rooms so you can sit for a couple minutes while listening to the descriptions. ...  more »
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  • In no form or fashion is this worth 13 euros (maybe 1/2 that would have been fair). A couple of interesting rooms, but mostly a bunch of empty rooms. Mostly destroyed during the war then rebuild but missing the fancy artwork and furnishings. Hard to believe a family could rule for 800 years and this is all there is to show for it. Most of the pieces are from the 1800's, what happened the the 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 century?? Palaces and castles in France, Spain, and Portugal are much more interesting.
  • Unquestionably one of the main tourist attractions in Munich. You need an entire day—or even two days—to see all the rooms and read or listen to the descriptions of every item in detail. Everything is beautiful, the whole place is wonderful. Have a good meal before you start, because you're gonna walk for hours.
  • this museum had the most insanely detailed art!!! hand woven blankets 20ft long with beautiful colors!!! so much stuff i cant begin to tell. i highly recommend.
  • Go directly to the Schatzkammer (Treasure Room). The Royal Residenz is a giant building with dozens of rooms and hallways. But my wife and I headed for the magic: a 100-year collection of rare gold and jewelry collected by the Bavarian Kings. There are more rubies, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, gold, silver, enamel and crystal here than you can imagine. This includes the oldest English crown in existence, a gold stage which becomes a wine up when you remove the head and dazzling gold swords. In my book, this beats the jewelry at the Tower of London.
  • Bring good shoes cause there is a lot to see! Best to prepare a bit in advance by reading some about key events in Bavarian royal history.

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