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Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)

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Address: Residenzstr. 1, 80333, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: (089) 290 671
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Overlooked palatial masterpiece

Often overlooked as it is away from main centre and because of its rather plain exterior this is a palace that you should make the effort to visit. It is large with 130 rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Often overlooked as it is away from main centre and because of its rather plain exterior this is a palace that you should make the effort to visit. It is large with 130 rooms that can be visited as well as seeing the Crown Jewels but give yourselves 2 to 3 hours. Touring the palace is accompanied by a free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'll make it easy for you: The Hall of Antiquities (Antiquarium). Worth a visit for this room alone. The Treasury: if you like crowns, this is heaven. The shell grotto, but not as good as Princess Lamballe's at Rambouillet. Ancestral Gallery. Maybe the theatre, the chapel. You're done. Endless other rooms, they will tire you out and sour your experience,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Is good, not great, I don't think essential to a visit to Munich. Maybe I should've done the Nymphenberg Palace. That said, is huge, well-reconstructed from WW2 damage, and a couple-three rooms are outstanding in beauty (Hall of Antiquities, Ancetral Gallery notably) and "glam." Nothing understated here! The audio guide was Ok. But mostly I was unmoved. But perhaps worth... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to many palaces similar to the Munich Residence but I thought that this visit was better than many others. There were not nearly as large of crowds as you would expect, especially with it being in the heart of Munich, and the admission price of €11 for both the treasury and the state rooms is fantastic! Unlike many... More 

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lexington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plan on spending a lot of time when you visit the residence. I started getting bored listening to the audio for each room. I like the way the audio was set up in the Treasury rooms, you pressed one number and you were given a summary about all the items in the room, if you wanted more information about a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After we found the entrance paid for adults, kids under 15 are free when parents pay. Able to get a free audio guide to use as you go round. The residences are very palatial and really a sight to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot to see in this interesting museum. Because it is so large and I only had 90 minutes, I had to keep on moving, experiencing the architecture rather than all the items on display. For me, it is a good reprieve in the hot afternoon after walking around old Munich. You has to keep your eyes on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum gives a very full idea of the life of Bavarian kings, the interiors are very rich and though they were rather damaged during world war 2 they are now in perfect condition. A very detailed audio-guide support. We spent somewhat about 2.5 hours trying to see it all and yet had only to cast a short glance to... More 

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum was a complete surprise. Some of valuable gem stone artifacts, including a crown from England dating back 1,000 years, is absolutely stunning. The Residence was a palace and is huge, so allow lots of time to wonder through the displays. There are English labels on everything.

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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After visiting the Imperial Palace in Salzburg, our family was disappointed in the English audio tour. It was just boring. Lots of rooms, period (but not original) furniture with little human interest. Not only were our kids bored, so were the adults. We bought the pass that allowed us to visit the Treasury as well, but the kids were not... More 

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