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Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)

Residenzstrasse 1, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
(089) 290 671
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Ranked #15 of 151 attractions in Munich
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Pulborough, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Treasury here is great with lots of wonderful jewels, crowns etc and the large room with the painted ceiling, used on the promotional leaflets, is impressive along with one or two others but we found the rest of the Residence a bit tedious as it seems to go on forever. With hindsight and as we also went to the... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As other royal residences in Europe, this place holds a lot of history from the bavarian Royalty and their exquisite taste. The place is big: you will need at least a whole morning to see the most important things. Specially beautiful is the Residenz museum, but the Treasury was surprisingly awesome. Never seen that kind of jewelry and art pieces... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Over 100 rooms open to the public which took me seven hours to travel through...talk about needing a glass of wine! As an Interior Designer, all I can say is OMG, OMG, OMG! I thought I was in gilded heaven. Do NOT miss this museum!

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Nakhon Si Thammarht, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I would definitely recommend a visit here. There are about 130 rooms to see which I didn't realise so it's good value for the €7 entry! I mainly wanted to see the antiquariam which was absolutely incredible, I couldn't believe to scale of it and how elaborately it is decorated (and every other room for that matter!). When we arrived... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Seriously damaged during the war, the place has been painstakingly worked on by a brilliant team of renovators The antiquarium is beautiful, it was even used in the film Luther. The frescos and scenes have been re-painted and the sculpture busts add atmospheric bliss. The rooms of the Bavarian Electors and Kings are interesting. After this visit, I really found... More

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This museum is a must see. The statuary, artifacts, living quarters (apartments) are exquisitely painted and decorated. What a posh lifestyle of the rich. Put aside at least 90 minutes for this, if not more.

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Ashburn, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very cool place to see. Inside gets a little redundant after a while (rooms start to look the same), but I'm definitely glad I went. Good for history buffs.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Using the English audio guide, we toured The Residence . I checked in my back pack as well as my coat for no charge....why not be comfortable while touring. Each room was decorated in a very ornate style....well worth the visit. Everyone on staff was very helpful. We spent a couple of hours visiting and could have spent more time,... More

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Hudson, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Jaw dropping opulence! Each room is more grand than the last. The Reliquary is amazing(& maybe a bit creepy to some)! The staff were incredibly helpful. Very good audio guide is included w/ admission so pick one up! A note: All the museums I visited were very strict about bag size. Almost all bags will need to be check, &... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What a wonderful experience. You can spend as much time as you want to walk through in about an hour (maybe a bit less). It was beautiful (so ornate) and a great indoor activity in Munich. Highly recommend!!

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