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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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Munich fast, fun, and easy.
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  • I have been in a few palaces in my time, including Versailles, but I think this may have been the biggest, at least from a walking-through-it standpoint. I believe they had 70 rooms on the...  more »
  • This museum is a great way to spend time in Munich. It took me a while just to go through all of it, but every room had something new and fascinating that made my visit worthwhile!  more »
  • We easily spent a few hours wondering the halls of the palace. I think the only palace I've visited that competes in size is Versailles. This was HUGE and it took quite a while to visit all the...  more »
  • Really cool but if you’re not into museums I don’t recommend. If you get the combo-ticket for all 3 attractions and follow along with the audio guide, the whole thing it takes about 4 hours... we just got tickets and walked through on our own, but without the audio guide there is not much information about anything so it’s hard to do it that way and just see things for yourself as well. Reasonably priced, students are free, college students are discounted, make sure to ask!
  • Amazing place! A great lesson of History! Prepare your legs, the building is huge. I don't even know if I visited all the accessible rooms. Plenty of paintings, royal objects and furniture explaining how the royal life was.
  • This place is not bad to visit. It can see the stuffs of the king in the past, it also can see how the high class people in the past lived. You can see the beautiful architech. It will take about 2 or 3 hours to visit everything. The cost is not high. If you can book online ticket, it will be better. You do not need to queue in front for a long time.
  • In my eyes, this sprawling and labyrinthine palace complex is the most magnificent attraction in all of Munich, a must see. The Residenz is splendidly and abundantly decorated with ornate reliefs, bronze and marble sculptures, wool tapestries, oil paintings, large tableware collections. As I understand, many of the rooms are reconstructed, and there was indeed reconstruction work ongoing during my visit, but the finish in each room was impeccable.
  • Well worth the admission price. Especially being in the heart of Munich. Tour is long, if you’re short on time I would recommend spending majority of our time on the second half of the trip in the Royal palace. One of the best value for money palaces we’ve come across in Europe, especially for the lavish interiors. Make sure you get the free audio guide.

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