Munich Residenz

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The Residenz originated as a small moated castle, built in 1385, and was gradually expanded by the Wittelsbach rulers who used it until 1918 as their residence and seat of government.

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Highlights are the Antiquarium (Hall of Antiquities), the largest secular Renaissance hall north of the Alps, the early 17th-century rooms, including the Reiche Kapelle (Ornate Chapel), the Steinzimmer (Stone Rooms) and the Trierzimmer (Trier Rooms), the magnificent Rococo Rooms (Ancestral Gallery and Ornate Rooms by François Cuvilliés the Elder) and the neoclassical Königsbau (King's Tract) created by Leo von Klenze.

Also on display are special collections such as silver, ecclesiastical vestments and porcelain from Europe and East Asia.

The tour of the Residenz comprises the remarkable Nottbohm Collection of European Miniatures, an extensive collection of fine miniatures dating from the late sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth.

Munich Court Garden



Further information you will find on

Event rooms at the Munich Residenz

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Einsäulensaal (hall with a single column)

The "Einsäulensaal" is suitable for receptions, banquets, exhibitions and lectures up to 150 persons.

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Max-Joseph-Saal (Max-Joseph-Hall)

The Max-Joseph-Hall is suitable for concerts, banquets, ceremonies, presentations of awards and exhibitions up to 360 persons.

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Foyer Max-Joseph-Saal (Max-Joseph-Hall foyer)

The Max-Joseph-Hall foyer is suitable for receptions and exhibitions up to 360 persons.

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Herkulessaal (Herkules Hall)

The Hercules Hall is suitable for concerts, ceremonies, lectures and conferences up to 1,450 persons.

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Allerheiligen-Hofkirche (Court Church of All Saints)

The Court Church of All Saints is suitable for classic concerts, presentations of awards, and conferences up to 399 persons.

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Theatinergang (Theatine Corridor)

The Theatine Corridor is suitable for banquets, receptions and presentations of awards up to 300 persons.

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Kaisersaal (Emperor's Hall)

The Emperor's Hall is suitable for banquets, receptions and presentations of awards up to 720 persons.

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Vierschimmelsaal (Four Greys Room)

The Four Greys Room is suitable for banquets, receptions and presentations of awards up to 280 persons.

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Cuvilliés-Theater (Cuvilliés-Theatre)

The Cuvilliés-Theatre is suitable for operas, play and ballet performances and concerts up to 509 persons.

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Comité-Hof (Comité Court)

The Comité Court is suitable for receptions, concerts, banquets, ceremonies, presentations of awards up to 700 persons.

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Alte Hofkapelle (Old Court Chapel)

The Old Court Chapel is suitable for concerts and prayers to 135 persons.

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Brunnenhof (Fountain Court)

The Fountain Court is suitable for concerts, presentations of awards etc. up to 1,808 persons.

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Verwaltung der
Residenz München
Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
Telefon (0 89) 2 90 67-1
Fax (0 89) 2 90 67-2 25

Opening hours

28 March-18 October:
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)

19 October-March:
10 am-5 pm (last entry: 4 pm)

Open daily

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

Please note

Due to restoration work the Königsbau (King's Tract) and the Collection of European Porcelain cannot be visited at the moment.

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Audioguide available

Free audio guide available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian

Guided tours for private groups

Admission charges 2015

7 euros regular
6 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Residenz Museum/ Treasury)
11 euros regular
9 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Residenz Museum/ Treasury/ Cuvilliés-Theater)
13 euros regular
10.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Rooms only accessible via staircase

Museums under different administration:

Bavarian State Numismatic Collection
tel (0 89) 22 72 21



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Pfälzer Residenzweinstube
Tel. (0 89) 22 56 28

Welser Kuche
Residenzstraße 27
Tel. (0 89) 29 69 73

Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten
Odeonsplatz 6/7
Tel. (0 89) 22 90 60

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:


Public transport with nearest stop:

"Odeonsplatz" or "Marienplatz"

Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Odeonsplatz",
tram to "Nationaltheater"

Parking space:

Underground parking at "Max-Joseph-Platz"

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