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The Residenz Palace was a home of the Wittelsbach family who ruled Bavaria from 1385 to 1918. The palace was built in 1385 and many additions were made over the centuries by the different monarchs who occupied the palace and they vary in style.

The architecture, decoration and the works of art in the Residenz palace range in time from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassic periods. The complex houses museums, monuments, gardens and lakes and is one of the largest museums in Bavaria.

Over the centuries the Wittelsbachs collected porcelain, paintings, silver, miniatures as well as furniture, clocks and chandeliers all dating from different periods.

Court Garden - The Court Garden was created in 1613 by Duke Maximilian I and lays outside the moat that surrounded much of the Residenz at the time. The original garden contained fruit trees, fountains, arcades and shaped hedges. The central pavilion, designed in 1615 by Heinrich Schön the Elder.

Today The Residenz Palace is a museum and is open daily. It is located in the city centre of Munich very close to Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz.
The Residenz Munich
The Residenz Munich
The Residenz Palace detail

Where is The Residenz: Max-Joseph-Platz 3

How to get to The Residenz: U-bahn and S-Bahn: U3,U4,U5,U6: Odeonplatz;
S1, S2, S4-8: Marienplatz
Tram 19 "Nationaltheater"

Opening Hours: April - 15 October: daily 9am - 6pm
16 October - March: daily 10am - 5pm

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