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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  • Not to be missed, there is a lot to see, in all there were more than four hours. Wonderful rooms as well as the honey. The price is more than affordable in relation to what it offers. In addition the audio guides are free. The staff at the ticket office and at the entrance is really very pleasant and helpful
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  • It is unassuming on the outside. Inside, it is opulent, lavish and rich. It is well worth visiting. Arrive early in the day because it tends to close early. The rooms are palatial and magnificent. The...  more »
  • It is impressive the number of apartments can be visited and the richness of the environments and furnishings of this Royal Palace. The complete tour takes several hours. You may not know the history of Monaco without visiting this monumental complex. Suggest you visit before the Royal apartments, then the treasure rooms and finally the Royal theatre. Beautiful also the grounds (access through Odeonplatz).
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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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