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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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  • I suppose a good place to go for people interested in seeing old "stuff", dark paintings, gaudy jewelries and decorations, and things not belonging to normalnpeople, but it quickly gets a little borin...  more »
  • Like the Castle, but found it too tiring to climb many stairs and walk for so many rooms. The short script is not so short. I think there are others more beautiful castles to be visited.
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  • Bavarian castle pass covers entrance fees. Audio guides included with detailed information of exhibits, which are also labelled with descriptions in english, german and spanish. Beautiful interior and...  more »
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  • If you want to understand more about Bavarian monarchs, this is a great place to start. Amazing collection of treasures, you can use couple of hours to walk around. The architecture is more than great and everything looked so beautiful. Definitely must see it!
  • Huge complex of palace buildings which belonged to the Royal Family. Some very good rooms and galleries (the family tree room was amazing). But far too many very similar rooms and salons with not much content. We don't need to see EVERY room if it does not add to the story. Also, the tour route is confusing with arrows pointing every which way, and an audio guide which doesn't say much, and sometimes says nothing! In fairness, I think some re-structuring may have been going on during our visit, so it may be better in 2017.
  • An incredible visit to the former seat of power and residences of the Bavarian elector and nobility. This palace is much bigger than expected to give yourself the two hours you need to walk thru the labyrinth of rooms. Very interesting and educational of you enjoy history and the lives of the nobility.
  • If you're interested in Bavarian's royal history, this palace is a must-go! It's huge, so take into account you'll be wandering around for at least 2 or 3 hours, or even more. Be sure to grab an audio guide, since there are few information panels. Also check out the museum shop: nice collection of books and guides on Bavarian castles and royalty (such as Ludwig II).
  • Great place. It's huge.. it will take lot of time to see the complete place. Spare more than 2 hours to see this museum..