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Munich Residence

Picture: Munich Residence

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

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Munich Court Garden



Further information and tips for visitors can be found at

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
Telefon 089 29067-1

Information for visitors/ COVID-19

For a visit to our sights, the 2G plus rule applies at present.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

Opening hours

April-15 October:
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)

16 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 charges

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Audioguide available

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

Admission charges 2022

9 euros regular
8 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.residenz-muenchen.de

Museums under different administration:

Bavarian State Numismatic Collection



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Pfälzer Residenzweinstube
Telefon 089 225628

Frank Weinbar
Residenzstraße 1
Telefon 089 23237492,

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

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"

Responsible administrative office

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

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