Munich Residence

Residenzstr. 1, Munich

4.5

Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen) is the original royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs in the center of Munich. The Residence contains 10 courtyards and 130 displays including the Reiche Kapelle (Ornate Chapel), the Steinzimmer (Stone Rooms) and the Trierzimmer (Trier Rooms), the magnificent Rococo Rooms (Ancestral Gallery, etc. Today Munich Residence is one of the largest museum complexes in Bavaria. The Residence and Museum itself has annually 30,000 visitors per year. It is full of interests and valuable heritage: crowns, pieces of jewelry, beautifully designed statues and other decorations. By walking through the Halls of Residence, you will be really surprised with the great amount of gold. If you are a great lover of ancient collections, it will become one of your favorite places, as here you can find one of the largest coin collections. During the Napoleonic era, many monastic coin collections came into the care of the Bavarian state. Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I, had many interests for Ancient Greek coins and spent a lot of time examining the collection. The Residence opens its doors every day from 9 am during April-15 October, and 10 am during April 16-March. There are some special days when the Residence is closed to the public so check the timeline before visiting the museum. The prices are €6-€13, depending on what parts you want to see.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • Iñaki Bigatà Fages

    5
    - 17 January 2018 -

    Beautiful residence of the Counts of Bavaria with all its Renaissance splendor! The tour inside the building has more than 70 rooms and the audioguide is very, very nice! It is a must if in Munich.

  • Rose Helmich

    5
    - 04 January 2018 -

    What a beautiful and vast palace! The architecture and art inside are fantastic. I especially loves the displays of sleighs and carriages. Located downtown Munich, it is a great location for a day's visit.

  • Veronica Scoot

    5
    - 06 December 2017 -

    Beautiful experience. Take your time to go through. The free audio is helpful and takes time if you want to listen to all of it. You need a minimum of half a day to see it properly.

  • Woojung Park

    4
    - 30 November 2017 -

    Beautiful place but it will take a lot of time to go through the entire place. The free audio guide is helpful to understand better about the rooms and their history. Although some of the rooms were closed for restoration during my visit, I was thoroughly exhausted after the tour. My advise is to save up some energy for more interesting/significant rooms toward the end of the tour.

  • Dolev Eisenberg

    5
    - 14 November 2017 -

    Well restored, interesting and very tourist-friendly. You take borrow a speaker that will read to you information about each room and gives more info compared to what's written on the information panels inside each room. Overall a beautiful place to visit. We spent around 2.5-3 hours just walking around it, and that's with some rooms we just walked through without giving too much attention to them.

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