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Munich Residence

Picture: Munich Residence

The history of the Munich court began when Duke Ludwig the Severe moved his court here from Landshut after the partition of Bavaria in 1255. As dukes, electors and finally kings, the Wittelsbachs developed their Residence from a small moated castle begun in 1385 to an extensive complex built around ten courtyards. For four centuries (until 1918) the Munich Residence was the seat of government and residence of the Wittelsbach dynasty. The palace spans the styles of four different centuries.

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The Antiquarium is the largest Renaissance hall north of the Alps, while the symmetrical four-wing complex built by Duke Maximilian I is typical of the 17th century. The Ancestral Gallery and ‘Ornate Rooms’, designed by François Cuvilliés, are magnificent examples of the court Rococo style, and the neoclassical epoch is represented by the apartments in the Königsbau (King’s Tract, partly closed for restoration) designed by Leo von Klenze for King Ludwig I. The wall and ceiling paintings by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld in the Nibelungen Halls produced in the same period are the first monumental representations of the Nibelungenlied.

In addition to the rich accumulation of valuable furniture, paintings, sculptures, bronze work, clocks and tapestries, the museum rooms also contain numerous special collections

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Munich Court Garden

The following rooms are available for your events:

Link to the Einsäulensaal

Einsäulensaal (Hall with a single column)

The hall with a single column is suitable for receptions, banquets, exhibitions and lectures up to 150 persons.

Link to the Max Joseph Hall

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.

Link to the Max Joseph Hall foyer

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

The foyer of the Max Joseph Hall is suitable for receptions and exhibitions up to 240 persons.

Link to the Hercules Hall

Herkulessaal (Hercules Hall)

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

Link to the Court Church

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.

Link to the Bronze halls

Bronzesäle (Bronze Halls)

The Bronze Halls are suitable for receptions, banquets and presentations of awards up to 80 persons.

Link to the Imperial Hall

Kaisersaal (Imperial Hall)

The Imperial Hall is suitable for banquets and presentations of awards up to 513 persons.

Link to the Four White Horses Hall

Vierschimmelsaal (Four White Horses Hall)

The Four White Horses Hall is suitable for banquets and presentations of awards up to 200 persons.

Link to the Cuvilliés-Theatre

Cuvilliés Theatre

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

Link to the Comité Courtyard

Comité-Hof (Comité Courtyard)

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

Link to the Old Court Chapel

Alte Hofkapelle (Old Court Chapel)

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

Link to the Fountain Courtyard

Brunnenhof (Fountain Courtyard)

The Fountain Courtyard is suitable for concerts, presentations of awards etc. up to 1,627 persons.


Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
089 29067-1

Opening hours

April-16 October:
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)

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

Open daily

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

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

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

guided tours for private groups can be booked here …

Admission fees 2022

9 euros regular
8 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Residence Museum + Treasury)
14 euros regular
12 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Residence Museum + Treasury + Cuvilliés Theatre)
17 euros regular
14.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Getting here / parking


'Marienplatz' or 'Odeonsplatz'

Bus to 'Odeonsplatz',
tram to 'Nationaltheater'

Underground parking at 'Max-Joseph-Platz'

Further information


Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Bavarian State Numismatic Collection


Pfälzer Residenzweinstube
089 225628

Frank Weinbar
Residenzstraße 1
089 23237492,

Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten
Odeonsplatz 6/7
089 229060

Administrative office

Verwaltung der
Residenz München
Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
089 29067-1
Fax 089 29067-225
ResidenzMuenchen@ bsv.bayern.de

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