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Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)

Residenzstrasse 1, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
(089) 290 671
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Ranked #13 of 172 Attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful palace. We only had time to visit the residenz (not the theatre and not the treasury) but it was a great trip. We were there a bit late so we only had two hours to spend in there. How I love the audio guide - it provided lots of great and interesting information on the display and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Been to a few palaces in a few countries and the Residenz has to be the palace that opens the most number of rooms to visitors, approximately ninety rooms as at any point in time, some rooms will not be opened due to restoration works being carried out. Will recommend to purchase the combo ticket which covers entrance to the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Wow! The crown jewels and all their royal possessions on display, leave at least 2-3 hours to see the whole venue, it will take a while to listen to the recorded tour as you go, there is also other tours besides the jewel collection as well.

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Loudonville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The most interesting and different thing about the Residence was the fountain made of volcanic rock and shells and man-made sculpture. Totally surprised me!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Everything is gilded! The treasury has very interesting pieces and the rooms were all so detailed and ornate. Took a couple of hours to get through but well worth the time and admission price. Definitely a must on you're list.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Top marks for this visitor attraction, part old, part rebuilt after war damage, part new. Yet the exterior suggests nothing special and probably puts people off. FREE audioguide excellent (Schloss Nymphenburg take note!) and enhanced the whole experience. Visit the Treasury first and then visit the palace, where you will be walking long distances. However saw many access aids employed... More

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East Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Allow a several hours to tour the palace. We did not do the audio tour but there were informational signs in English in most of the rooms. The treasury was interesting and the audio tour would have been helpful because there were no English signs. The theatre is worth a visit also. You can buy a combination ticket.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

As a savvy experienced independent traveler, I tend to avoid the touristy and crowded cities when I make my travel plans. My missions usually focus on the UNESCO sites. With that in mind, I put Munich on the last of my travel itineraries when I planned an UNESCO tour of Germany this August. After I spent 6 days in the... More

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Uath
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the historic seat of the Kings of Bavaria, but far and away the least interesting of the four palaces of mad King Ludwig II. The Rezidenze has impressive rooms dating from the middle ages thru the late Baroque. While not in the league of Europe's great palaces-- king Ludwig II had 3 more impressive palaces in Bavaria alone,... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

its too big and overwhelming a place. No way to see it all without 3-4 hours, and no way to get to exit if you don't want to go through it all. Perhaps I am suffering from palace fatigue.

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