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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  • We had previously missed this as it had been closed. There are three main parts which you can see over two days; I suggest that the main Palace be visited first. Like many places in Germany it had to ...  more »
  • It occupies an enormous expansion, and that's a problem because you just with dizzy of so many rooms. In addition, the problem is that it is very rebuilt. Despite this, it is spectacular.
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  • The Palace of Munich, the Bavarian of the 700-year-old Wittelsbach dynasty, is a building group composed of several buildings, the landscape of the cross-arts renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and neo-classical, etc., seated in the city center of Munich. In the early days of the reign of Wang Lude Hill I, the people of interest had been released in a predetermined manner, but it was not until the 1918 revolution that they were transformed into a museum. The King's Palace in Munich was severely damaged during the two war, and most of the palaces seen today were reconstructed in the 80 's. Unfortunately, some of these reconstructions are reconstructed in a simplified way, rather than intact, which is a regrettable loss in the history of the buildings. However, the refined part of the interior of the palace of Munich can be seen in the old days, such as the antique Hall, the ancestral hall, the porcelain pavilion, the hall and the theatre.
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  • Very broad and interesting palace with many rooms of different styles and artifacts. Almost in every room there are a couple of chairs to sit on when needed. The whole thing is arranged like a maze with rooms one after the other so be prepared to go through many rooms before you reach the end. Enjoy this very well preserved and Royal palace.
  • Do not underestimate how large this museum is. It is excellent and well-facilitated although there are a few key points which are not explained such as some of the art work which has been destroyed. It can take several hours to get through the whole residence at which point it can begin to get a little bit boring to be honest. Well worth a visit but you may wish to avoid trying to read and listen to everything unless you have mentally prepared to spend the whole day there.
  • Much less than expected. Residential palace o Bavarian rulers, heavily destroyed during the WW2 is now rebuilt, still only a shadow of it's former glory. Not worth of expensive ticket. Exemption of it is treasury full of very old pieces of art. Worthy.
  • A must see while in Munich. An added bonus is that it's few min walk from main square I'm old town. You can easily spend from 2 to 6 hours there depending on how many sections you will visit. Don't miss the jewelry collections. Amazing is an understatement. IMHO beats those in the tower of London. The apartments are also as good as napoleon's at the louvre
  • Fantastic place to visit. Very informative with very detailed free audio guides. Allow 4+ hours if you want to listen to everything, but you can still have a very interesting visit if you only listen to some of the audio points
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