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Munich: Concert in the Court Chapel of the Residenz

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Munich: Residenz Tour and Serenade with Dinner Option

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Munich Residenz Concert with Dinner/Degustation

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Munich Residenz:STar Concert in the Hercules Hall

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Munich: Residenz Gala Concert with Champagne Reception

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Munich Old Town Walking Tour

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Munich Christmas Markets Tour

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...rienplatz, the Christmas village at the Munich Residenz and the Medieval Market near Odeonsplatz. Admire beautiful Nativ...

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Munich Christmas Markets Tour

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Munich Segway Tour

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At court with the chambermaid (residence)

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...nce an amusing guide with a maid by the Munich Residenz former kings and electors. During a tour of the suites you get a...

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"Classic - virtuoso - different" in the Munich…

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... ambiance of the Max-Joseph-Saal of the Munich Residenz, in the spirit of classical music and let yourself be enchanted ...

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Weekend Tip: Small Stadtverführer Munich

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...dual style. Enjoy the breathtaking Munich Residenz, visit the Frauenkirche, or simply stroll through the English Garden.

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Munich: Whit dreams in the residence

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Munich: 3-Hour Puzzle Challenge in Teams

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Private Munich Walking Tour of the Old Town

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Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

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Munich Residenz, Munich

Step into the life of royalty at the Munich Residenz, which displays furniture and houseware of the royal family of yore.

Step into the life of royalty at the Munich Residenz, which displays furniture and houseware of the royal family of yore. The Residenz originated as a small moated castle in 1385, and was gradually expanded by the Wittelsbach rulers who used it as their residence and seat of government until 1918. The Schatzkammer (Wittelsbachs' Treasury) within the Residenz has one of the best collections of ecclesiastical treasures in Europe, not to mention the royal insignia of Bavaria (crowns, orb, scepter, etc.). The collection covers the late Graeco-Roman period and the Middle Ages with exhibits such as the Ciborium of King Arnulf and the Cross of Queen Gisela, the late Gothic and Renaissance periods with the statuette of St George, and the Baroque and neoclassical eras. On display are priceless objects of rock crystal, gems and ivory, as well as religious art, orders and insignia, tableware and toilet sets designed by Nuremberg and Augsburg goldsmiths and exotic craftwork. The Antiquarium (Hall of Antiquities) has the largest secular Renaissance room north of the Alps, and the Ahnengalerie (Ancestral Portrait Gallery) has a Wittelsbach family portrait collection. There is also a series of magnificent Rococo rooms (Ornate Rooms) by Francois Cuvilliés the Elder. Other highlights of the Residenz include the early 17th century rooms including the Reiche Kapelle (Ornate Chapel), Steinzimmer (Stone Rooms) and Trierzimmer (Treve Rooms) and the neo-Classical Royal Palace by Leo von Klenze. Also on display are collections of table silver, reliquaries, paraments, bronzes and porcelain from Europe and Eastern Asia.

The Rococo court theatre, Cuvillies Theatre, was where opulent productions of Baroque operas were performed. Although the original building was destroyed in World War II bombings, the tiers of boxes had been stored safely outside Munich and reincorporated in the rebuilt theare on the Apothekenstock (Apothecary Block) of the Residenz on the Brunnenhof (Fountain Courtyard).

The Munich Court Garden is a Renaissance Garden with a central pavilion crowned by a bronze copy of the Tellus Bavarica by Hubert Gerhard.


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About Munich Residenz

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Munich Residenz and Nearby Sights on Map

Feldherrenhalle

The Feldherrnhalle is a monumental Italianesque loggia on the Odeonsplatz built in 1841-'44 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to honor the his army

Theatinerkirche

The Theatine Church of St

Max-Joseph-Platz

Named after King Maximilian I Joseph, the Max-Joseph-Platz is a large cobblestoned square at the western end of the royal avenue Maximilianstraße

Bavarian State Opera

Odeonsplatz

The Odeonsplatz is an Italinesque square in Munich laid out in the early 19th century, surrounded by buildings such as the Theatiner Church, Feldherrnhal and Hofgarten

Hofbrauhaus am Platzl

The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in Munich is a beer hall that traces its origins back to 1589, when it was established by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I as an extension of the royal brewery Staatliches Hofbräuhaus

Platz der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus

The northern tip of ''Maximilianplatz'' is dedicated to the victims of the holocaust since 1946

Altes Rathaus

The Altes Rathaus on Marienplatz was built in 1470-'80 on the site of the first Munich town hall, and served as the seat of the municipality till 1874

Toy Museum Munich

Dedicated to toys, this is a museum which adults can enjoy as much as kids

St. Louis' Church

'Ludwigskirche'' is located across the street from the main building of the University of Munich