The Residenz of Munich
The Munich Residence was used for the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from the year's 1508 to 1918. in 1385 as a castle in the north-eastern corner of the city (the Neuveste, or new citadel), was transformed by the rulers over the centuries into a magnificent palace, its buildings and gardens extending further and further into the town.
The rooms and art collections spanning a period that begins with the Renaissance, and extends via the early Baroque and Rococo to Neoclassicism, bear witness to the discriminating taste and the political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty.
Much of the Residence was unfortunately destroyed during the Second World War, and from 1945 it was slowly reconstructed. Today, with the museums of the Bavarian Palace
(the Residence Museum itself, the Treasury and the Cuvilliés Theatre) along with other cultural institutions, they are one of the largest museum complexes in Bavaria.
Visting these Museums are a must if you are in Munich with amazing history and the architecture that has gone into these buildings just amaze me from every corner you turn. If you are short for time then atleast just pay the Residence a visit - 2/ 3hrs should more than enough time.
There is both German and English hand held Audio Guides
Yours in Adventure
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