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Munich Residenz

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by JKnick (subscribe)
Freelance writer
Published August 11th 2015
Residenz München is a Munich museum that houses collections relating to the German dynasty and Bavarian and German Palatinate royal family of the House of Wittelsbach. The Wittelsbachs were counts, dukes, archbishops, emperors, electors, monarchs, queens, and kings of Bavaria and its kingdoms, whose reign spans from the early 12th century to the present time.

A monarch's crown


The Residenz is impressively large, with lots to see in the museum, treasury and Cuvilliés-Theater. The museum showcases ceremonial rooms, apartments and chapels in a variety of architectural styles. The treasury section houses jewels, enamels, crystals, porcelain, works of arts and other valuable collections of the royal family. Cuvilliés-Theater is an in-house 'opera house.' Mozart's initial productions of Idomeneo were performed in the Cuvilliés-Theater.

Intricate ceiling and skylight


Prepare to spend most of the day in the Residenz as there is plenty to see. A rainy or cold Munich day is best spent in a place like the Residenz.

Munich Residenz
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Where: Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
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