Munich Residenz

Picture: Munich Residenz

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.

Picture: Antiquarium

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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 the 18th century 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 internal link

For details please choose a room by clicking on the picture or on the text.

Picture: Einsäulensaal

Einsäulensaal (hall with a single column)

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

Picture: Max-Joseph-Haal

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

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

Picture: Max-Joseph-Hall foyer

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

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

Picture: Herkules Hall

Herkulessaal (Herkules Hall)

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

Picture: Court Church

Allerheiligen-Hofkirche (Court Church of All Saints)

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

Picture: Theatine Corridor

Theatinergang (Theatine Corridor)

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

Picture: Emperor's Hall

Kaisersaal (Emperor's Hall)

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

Picture: Four Greys Room

Vierschimmelsaal (Four Greys Room)

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

Picture: Cuvilliés-Theatre

Cuvilliés-Theater (Cuvilliés-Theatre)

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

Picture: Comité Court

Comité-Hof (Comité Court)

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

Picture: Old Court Chapel

Alte Hofkapelle (Old Court Chapel)

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

Picture: Fountain Court

Brunnenhof (Fountain Court)

internal link 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
E-Mail ResidenzMuenchen
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Opening hours

April-19 October: 
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
20 October-March: 
10 am-5 pm (last entry: 4 pm)
open daily

Closed on: 
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.

Due to restoration work the Königsbau and the special collection "18th-century and 19th-century porcelain" cannot be visited at the moment.

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

guided tours for private groups can be booked here …

Audioguide available

Free Audio-Guide available in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish

Admission charges 2014 

7 euros regular
6 euros reduced internal link

Combination ticket
Residenz Museum / Treasury:
11 euros regular
9 euros reduced internal link

Combination ticket
Residenz Museum / Treasury / Cuvilliés-Theater:
13 euros regular
10.50 euros reduced internal link

Annual season tickets /

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance (PDF-file)

More information internal link
Information for the disabled: notes for the disabled, Museums under different administration: further museums, Franchised restaurants and hotels: restaurants…


Information for the disabled:

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
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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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