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Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)

Residenzstrasse 1, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
(089) 290 671
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Ranked #17 of 159 attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Experience the history - look a the bomb from the second world war. It is easy to find as it has relatively close proximity to the other attractions in the area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Fair warning. The on duty guards are worst than guard dogs. They apparently were trained to aggressively convey thing that they perceive to be not allowed on the premise. I had seen people being yelled at for talking too loud. I think the guard was louder actually. Yours truly was verbally attack for carrying a camera extender that retracted to... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As it was pouring rain on our visit, we needed a place indoors. The Residenz provides a good look at history, both in the Treasury and the Palace (Residenz) itself. Make sure and the use the free "self guided tour" mechanisms that will allow you to hear extra information about various items, paintings, rooms, etc. throughout the museum. Be ready... More

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Massachusetts traveller
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A must see for anyone going to Munich. We really thought it was lovely! And enjoyable, easy to find the beauty is on the inside and outside. The gardens outside are great!

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the early 16th century until 1918, the Munich Residence was home to the government administration of the Dukes and Kings of Bavaria. The Palace has undergone several expansions and reconstructions over 400 years which resulted in the massive structure you see today. The Residence has two portions, the museum and the treasury. Each section has a seperate entry fee... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There is an opulence in the Residenz that you don't see in American attractions. The walls have gilt trim and there is great attention to detail all around. There are historic treasures from Europe and China and around the world. Some of the architecture is really cool too. I love to take pictures and there was a ton of interesting... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Magnificent palace of the Wittelbachs which was developed over four centuries. If this is your type of thing, then allow half a day to see it all as there is a lot. Some of the rooms are just breathtaking in their opulence. Combined ticket with the collection of the Munich Treasury was good value with the free audio guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We spent most of a day here, with a break for lunch. The collections are enormous, so even if you just read 1/10 of the labels, it takes a while to take everything in . The treasury contains just marvelous things.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I spent an afternoon here - the building is vast and there is much to see. What made the visit so interesting was the hand-held commentary in English which clearly explained what I was seeing and the history of how it had been created. In addition to the Residence, there is a Treasury which holds thousands of treasures. The entrance... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You could spend days in here. A self guided tour with lots to read and see. The hand-held audio system gives English explanations to the many rooms that are open for viewing. The Treasury has thousands of items to see as well. We did it on a rainy day which was perfect but regardless this was a good thing to... More

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