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Altes Residenztheater (Cuvilliestheater)

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Address: Residenzstr. 1 | Innenstadt, 80333, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-89-21851940

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Its a beautiful theater, reconstructed to give today's visitor a glimpse into the opulence of the past. Its definitely worth a visit. There's also another gallery of beauties... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a beautiful theater, reconstructed to give today's visitor a glimpse into the opulence of the past. Its definitely worth a visit. There's also another gallery of beauties outside this theater. Best to buy the combined ticket for the Residenz + Treasury + Theater. If you have bought a multi day transport pass, you also get a discount on your... More 

Thank Karishma-Kim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go if you buy the combo ticket for all three residenz attractions but there isn't much there, so don't spend 3.5 euros. Worth experiencing some music there though if you get the chance.

Thank duncan c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, nice foyer and theater. Went there for a quartet performance, which was awesome. Arrive early to check your place correctly. It's kinda tricky find your chair in the lodges. It's also hard to find the place using google maps, once they have different theaters one close to each other.

2 Thank Daniel C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We visited in December 2014 and were the only people in the theater during our visit. It doesn't take long to stop in and have a look around. Entrance fee is included in your Residenz ticket, but hours are different so check before you go.

2 Thank DZKathrynE
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 785 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

First the theater. It was destroyed during the bombing raids of the Second World War, but the interior had been removed and was reinstalled in the reconstructed building. So, what you see is mostly what was there before. Up close, the original hall decorations are surprisingly crude. Still, it is a cozy venue with few bad seats. The performance we... More 

1 Thank DonPaulo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located in a wing of the Residenz Palace (Odeonsplatz subway), this theater was the former court theater, built by Francois de Cuvillies in the Bavarian Rococo style. In the interior it is decorated in red and gold. It is not a big theather, but it is a nice one. I suggest to buy a combined ticket for Residenz, Treasure and... More 

1 Thank Mikitraveller
Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Beautiful example of rococo style, built in the 18th century. It is worth to add the visit to the theater if your are going to the Residenz or the Treasury but I would not make it all the way to this area of Munich just to visit the Theater.

Thank Marco S
New Lambton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We only went here on a day visit and didn't see any performances, but just the experience of seeing this totally elaborate, gold and red rococo theatre is a must see site. Even the curtains are carved and gilded wood. Just a feast for the eyes, and a window into the wealth and power of the Wittlesbach family. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

Thank Gregory D
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Picture perfect this was the best part of Munich for me! Picture Ludvig II having a private viewing of a favourite opera. Indulgence at its best! Aahhhh!

1 Thank Welsh_Bev
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Golden decoration and red seats. Absolutely gorgeus. Most probably one of the nicest rococo theater on the world. And it has a very good acustics too!

1 Thank 545medva

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