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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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  • Huge palace. The rooms and royal chambers are stunning. Lots to see. Give yourself lots of time as it’s massive. Entrance was a bit tricky unless you approach it on its southern flank as the other... 
    Huge palace. The rooms and royal chambers are stunning. Lots to see. Give yourself lots of time as it’s massive. Entrance was a bit tricky unless you approach it on its southern flank as the other...  more »
  • Dear Mr Director, My name is Olga Moisa and I am living in Israel. I visited Munchen between 11-17/08/2022. On 12/8 at 4 p.m. I stood in line at the Museum to buy two tickets with my husband for the....  more
    Dear Mr Director, My name is Olga Moisa and I am living in Israel. I visited Munchen between 11-17/08/2022. On 12/8 at 4 p.m. I stood in line at the Museum to buy two tickets with my husband for the....  more »
  • We took about 3 hours to walk around the building. There is lots to see, but it is worth noting that most of it has been rebuilt since WW2, as it was destroyed by Allied bombing. There is a vast... 
    We took about 3 hours to walk around the building. There is lots to see, but it is worth noting that most of it has been rebuilt since WW2, as it was destroyed by Allied bombing. There is a vast...  more »
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  • The largest building I think I've ever been in. There are floors and rooms for days. It would take a week to really see everything here. It is a massive house. The old royal residence is really something to behold. Room after room of paintings wall to ceiling full of beautiful art and artifacts. Just make sure you check out the jeweled George and the Dragon it's beautiful!
  • Royal Palace in Munich. Official residence of the Kings of Bavaria. The largest palace (in a certain Urban) in Germany is one of the largest in Europe. At least 2h30 is required for the visit. The morning route differs from the afternoon tour (due to the size of the palace). Highly recommended, as well as a visit to the gardens (free admission!) where you can admire the current "palace" of Bavaria's state offices - the crystal palace (in glass so that the Bavarians can see their representatives at work).
  • Guided tour or self tour, we did a self tour. Not very busy when we visited late morning. There was a queue for tickets when we left however. You can do a short tour or long tour, same price, just follow the red arrows. Toilets are available. About 130 of the 200+ Rooms open to the public. Very elegant.
  • Beautiful Castle close to the city center. Something you must do in Munich if you love castles. Visiting the whole place can take up to 3 hours but you can skip some rooms to do it faster
  • Huge palace for a good entry price. Too many rooms to see - would have appreciated themed tours of just some things. Very poor audioguide - it would have been better to have some stories of the people who lived there or some anecdotes rather than a dull description of the tapestry on the wall. It was sad to see it was in need of some repairs (refreshing the walls and such).

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