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Altes Residenztheater (Cuvilliestheater)

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Address: Residenzstrasse 1 | Innenstadt, 80333, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-89-21851940
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This place is small - it's just one glass covered court yard and a small theatre, but it's just so amazingly beautiful. I spent an hour here waiting to get it myself for that one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful example of rococo style, built in the 18th century. It is worth to add the visit to the theater if your are going to the Residenz or the Treasury but I would not make it all the way to this area of Munich just to visit the Theater.

Thank Marco S
New Lambton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We only went here on a day visit and didn't see any performances, but just the experience of seeing this totally elaborate, gold and red rococo theatre is a must see site. Even the curtains are carved and gilded wood. Just a feast for the eyes, and a window into the wealth and power of the Wittlesbach family. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

Thank Gregory D
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Picture perfect this was the best part of Munich for me! Picture Ludvig II having a private viewing of a favourite opera. Indulgence at its best! Aahhhh!

Thank Welsh_Bev
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Golden decoration and red seats. Absolutely gorgeus. Most probably one of the nicest rococo theater on the world. And it has a very good acustics too!

Thank 545medva
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went to the Festspiel Konzert - with great young singers and a pianist - all very accomplished. The theatre is hidden in the back of the old king's palace (Das Residenz). It is all red and gold and very ornate. Seats very cheap 23.50 euros) but comfortable; acoustics good too. IT IS A SPECIAL PLACE - UNIQUE. A privilege... More 

Thank Michael H
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is small - it's just one glass covered court yard and a small theatre, but it's just so amazingly beautiful. I spent an hour here waiting to get it myself for that one perfect picture, and it was totally worth it. Also visit The Residence Museum in the same complex.

Thank OzGobo
Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is part of the Residenz Palace, a beautiful theater built in the rococo style. Very extravagant decor of gold and red. Worth the combination ticket!

1 Thank Pomerols
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Most of the reviews here are related to the sight-seeing version of this place. My review is about how my experience was during a classical concert. I have been to Cuvilliés theater in Residenz, München for a Festkonzert for New year comprising classical pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Vivaldi. This was my first visit to a live classical concert... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It will not take you very long to explore this theatre (unless you manage to co-incide with the Sunday tours), but it is magnificent. There is a small guide sheet in English available for free. (You may have to ask for it - the man taking our money did not offer it, but his colleague got it for us).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is worth visiting on a combination ticket with the Residenz and Treasury or maybe go to a concert there. It does not take long to look round because you can only visit the ground floor.

Thank Vivienne T

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