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  Residenz, Munich
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      Residenz, Munich
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  • Residenz, Munich - Munich
      Residenz, Munich
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  • Residenz, Munich - Munich
      Residenz, Munich
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  • Residenz - Munich
 

If the many palaces and castles of the Wittelsbach family were not enough, they had this: their ancestral home. The Residenz was the official home of the Dukes and Duchesses of Bavaria for centuries, from its creation in 1385 to their abdication and Bavaria's induction into the Weimar Republic in 1918. Now it is home to a museum that shows off their vast treasures, both in art and architecture. The building itself is a vast exhibition of contrasting styles, but with a Renaissance flavour very much in evidence, especially on the north side facing the Hofgarten.

The building and museum can be accessed via two tours, one starting in the morning and one starting in the afternoon. I think you can also go on your own, but I am not 100% certain about this as I couldn't confirm it. Even if you can go on your own, I'm not sure if everything in the Residenz would be free to wander in. You can enter the palace from Max-Joseph-Platz, on the south side, or you can wander freely through the courtyards, gardens and squares that surround it.

Address: Residenzstraße 1, 80333 Munich
Directions: Between Odeon Platz, Max-Joseph-Platz and Maximilanstr.
Phone: +49 - 89 290671
Website: http://www.residenz-muenchen.de/englisch/tourist/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 28, 2005
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