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.
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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The Munich Residence is open to the public, but the number of visitors is limited. People can go around on their own.
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9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
10 am-5 pm (last entry: 4 pm)
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
No regular guided tours
Free audio guide available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian
9 euros regular
8 euros reduced
Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten
"Odeonsplatz" or "Marienplatz"
Bus to "Odeonsplatz",
tram to "Nationaltheater"
Underground parking at "Max-Joseph-Platz"