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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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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There are some truly astonishing rooms in in the Residence that are definitely worth a visit, even though many have been rebuilt after extensive WW2 damage. The Ancestors' Gallery and the Antiquarium were my personal highlights. The most important part to visit is the Treasury though, where you can see some truly beautiful pieces, some going back well over 1000... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Go early to have the place to yourself. It is huge and takes a lot of time to visit all the rooms. The free audio guide is needed to appreciate the history of the place and the exhibits themselves. The visit to the Treasury is a must and so buy a combined ticket. The adjoining garden is also worthy of... More

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151 reviews 151 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The main palace of the Kings of Bavaria is vast! You get a good detailed history of the ruling family well illustrated by furnishings and fittings.

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Islamorada, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has totally jaw dropping things to see! This would be my #1 suggestion to my friends of things not to miss visiting Munich. Tip: we showed up at the opening at 9:00 AM on Saturday and had the place all to ourselves for almost 45 minutes! Another Tip: get the combined ticket for the treasury AND the palace!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Magical, splendid, amazing royal residence of Kaiser of Munich. Opulent, stunning rooms with beautiful furniture. It's a magical place. It's big so allow plenty of time.

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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have to admit I'm a big fan of royal palaces but this was truly impressive. There was a lot more than I was expecting, well over 100 rooms on display, so allow yourself plenty of time. I think I was there for nearly three hours and I only went to the rezidenz and not the treasury. There's a free... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the giant city palace of the former Bavarian rulers of the house of Wittelsbach. It started as a small royal palace built on an early medieval fort (the ruins of this fort are still visible in the celler). But it grew like topsy until it covered ten courtyards, an army barracks, and over 130 rooms. Some people just... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Okay, Versailes has finer gardens, certainly. But this palace was extraordinary! A magnificent surprise to see how Bavarian royalty lived. Go!

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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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