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Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)

Residenzstrasse 1, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
(089) 290 671
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Ranked #13 of 171 Attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We did the short tour which started long after most tours elsewhere would already have finished. This is a big place. There are many stunning rooms and quite a few others that you can skip, but nothing can take away from the scale of the place - it is huge. They're is a lot of walking involved. Thankfully there are... More

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Corning, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Even though a lot of the rooms needed to be rebuilt after the war, it is still impressive and more worthwhile then the summer residence.easy access from Odeonplatz U-Bahn do see the theater. It is gorgeous. Plan 3-4 hours to visit.

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful interior decorations. The outside facade looked plain & simple. Residenz Museum has lots of statues display. 2 hours is about enough to explore this area.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

At first view, the Munich Residence doesn't look as impressive as the Palace of Versailles in Paris, however when you get inside it is simply astounding and in our view and in the opinion of many we were inside this lovely Palace with who had just been to Paris to visit the Palace of Versailles, the Munich Residence is head... More

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Shopper in Glasgow
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Amazing place. You got to see loads and the free audio guide was brilliant. Had to goback the next day to see the treasury as there was just too much to take in. Make sure you visit the theatre as well.

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Napa, California
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The "museum" is gigantic and awesome. One can spend from 1-hr to 12-hr exploring the numerous rooms and treasury. The self-guided tour with included wireless commentary is well thought out. The rooms are as magnificent as those in the Bavarian castles that charge more and ram guests through in a rush. For the price and leisurely pace this experience far... More

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Apia, Samoa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

You will need to allow at least two hours to wander through this beautiful building. The audio guide was very helpful, and so were the toilets half way through the tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We thought twice about going as we had been to 3 other palaces on our visit to Bavaria but so glad we did Huge and lovely the free audio guide included the more historical info than our 3 other palace trips (nyphemburg, neuschwanstien and herrenchiemsee) Also by far the biggest site Please note some rooms are reconstructions as some of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Then this is the place. 900 years of the Wittelsbachs is discussed in the context of their Munich home. Don't skip the treasury. Lot's of interesting artifacts from a different time. I rated at 4 stars only by comparison to what we saw in Paris related to the French kings.

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Kelowna, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The Treasury and the Museum were relatively interesting. The Theatre was difficult to find. You had to leave the area which housed the Treasury and the Museum. The way was not clearly marked. The Theatre was a theatre.... nothing more! Two Euros per person is better spent elsewhere. They should be ashamed!

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