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Munich Residenz, Munich

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Discover how Bavarian royalty lived and governed at Munich Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany. You'll be drawn in by its opulent architecture, elaborate room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex includes ten courtyards and 130 rooms. Built in 1385, the palace was originally a small, moated castle. The kings of Bavaria gradually expanded it to use as a private residence and an official seat of government. The renowned court theater here opened for public performances in 1795. The complex also houses the primary concert hall for Bavaria's famous symphony orchestra. Though you can't get a guided tour, you can pick free audio guides at the palace museum. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Munich fast, fun, and easy.
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  • A beautiful and wonderful historical sight. The residence of the King. Ornate but tastefully created . You have to spend a minimum of 2 hours to get a full understanding of the history and its... 
    A beautiful and wonderful historical sight. The residence of the King. Ornate but tastefully created . You have to spend a minimum of 2 hours to get a full understanding of the history and its...  more »
  • I wish I had more time, it's very large and quite overwhelming to visit, but an absolute must visit. Sadly the bookstore had no English guide book for sale, maybe they are on order. The building... 
    I wish I had more time, it's very large and quite overwhelming to visit, but an absolute must visit. Sadly the bookstore had no English guide book for sale, maybe they are on order. The building...  more »
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  • Very cool place to explore. It’s not as ‘grand’ as for example, the palace of Versailles, but it sure has its charm and some very interesting stories to tell. The self guided tour is well organised so you get to see everything and learn via the free audio guides provided. The price is acceptable and you can easily spend a whole afternoon in this old Royal residence.
  • I recommend to get the free audio guide because I didn’t know why a lot of the pieces were modern replicas. Also the first 15mins of the museum looked unfinished or maybe they were getting ready for something but if you keep going, you will be in awe of its magnificence. Give it at least 2 hours to walk around.

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