Munich Residence

Residenzstr. 1, Munich


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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  • Mara M.

    - 25 August 2018 -

    The residence is quite beautiful and anyone who likes old, historical and splendid villas is right here. There are plenty of rooms to be visited and things to be seen. Take your time for this visit though because the place is very big und you don't want to rush through it, do you?

  • Arbel Barak

    - 20 August 2018 -

    Very broad and interesting palace with many rooms of different styles and artifacts. Almost in every room there are a couple of chairs to sit on when needed. The whole thing is arranged like a maze with rooms one after the other so be prepared to go through many rooms before you reach the end. Enjoy this very well preserved and Royal palace.

  • Daryl Sinclair

    - 18 August 2018 -

    Do not underestimate how large this museum is. It is excellent and well-facilitated although there are a few key points which are not explained such as some of the art work which has been destroyed. It can take several hours to get through the whole residence at which point it can begin to get a little bit boring to be honest. Well worth a visit but you may wish to avoid trying to read and listen to everything unless you have mentally prepared to spend the whole day there.

  • Grzegorz Brzeszcz

    - 16 August 2018 -

    Much less than expected. Residential palace o Bavarian rulers, heavily destroyed during the WW2 is now rebuilt, still only a shadow of it's former glory. Not worth of expensive ticket. Exemption of it is treasury full of very old pieces of art. Worthy.

  • Kim Goetsch

    - 02 August 2018 -

    Fantastic place to visit. Very informative with very detailed free audio guides. Allow 4+ hours if you want to listen to everything, but you can still have a very interesting visit if you only listen to some of the audio points

  • Boon Chuan

    - 16 July 2018 -

    Munich Residenz is the former royal palace of Bavarian monarchs and it is the largest city palace in Germany. It is one of the most important museums of interior design. This palace is very easy to go as it is within walking distance of Marienplatz. This palace contains furniture, paintings and sculptures, today the museum contains bronze work, clocks, tapestries, porcelain and several special collections such as masterpieces of bronze art.

  • Sauryadeep Pal

    - 21 June 2018 -

    Much like many of Munich's old buildings, the buildings in Munich Residenz has impressive architecture and a massive size to go along with it. There are two museums located inside the complex and the entry fee isn't even that high. Accessibility is also top notch, as it is within walking distance from the Marienplatz station and is nearby to many other attractions like St. Peter's Church. Tourists who are in the area should stop by this place, it's well worth it.

  • Mohamed Abdelbadie

    - 20 May 2018 -

    A must see while in Munich. An added bonus is that it's few min walk from main square I'm old town. You can easily spend from 2 to 6 hours there depending on how many sections you will visit. Don't miss the jewelry collections. Amazing is an understatement. IMHO beats those in the tower of London. The apartments are also as good as napoleon's at the louvre

  • Rita Hokayem

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Not crowded so you will enjoy every corner. Only that it'll be difficult to find the entrance. Skip Mondays to be able to see most of the rooms. The big hall of decorative art collection is very beautiful. I didn't add it to my list of sites as I was going to see many palaces and museums; I advice you to put it in mind because it's worth the visit and takes 2 hours max

  • Pavel Vasilev

    - 02 May 2018 -

    First problem was to find the entrance to the residence. But after that like in charming you will get into most beautiful (imo) and most richly decorated palace I've ever seen in central Europe. As a rule of thumb: every king of Bavaria was appending new wing to the building (not reusing old ones) and was decorating it to show richness and power of Bavarian kingdom. So be prepared to spend ~4 hours to see all the beauty of it.

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