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Max-Joseph-Platz 3

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Museums, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1

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  • 4.5Value
  • 2.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

In the late 1300s, when the royal Wittelsbach family decided their palace was too small, they commissioned the building of the Residenz Royal Palace. Inside, you'll find the Crown Jewels, the State Collection of Egyptian Art, the Residenz/Cuvilles Theatre and the Herkulessaal concert hall. Outside are courtyards, fountains, grottoes, a medicine room, a chapel and more.

Many travelers call the lavish Residenz Royal Palace a must-see, and they recommend purchasing the combined ticket for the Residenz, the Treasury and the Cuvilles Theatre. You can find the building off the Odeonsplatz U-bahn station. Hours vary by season, so be sure to check the website before you visit.

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Recent travelers mightily enjoyed their time here and recommend renting a bike or a rowboat to explore it. Many also commented on what a retreat it was from an otherwise city vacation. To spend a sunny day in the English Garden, hop off Tram 18 at one of the parkside stops. Admission is free.

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