Munich Residency & Treasury
Museums & Exhibitions
Residenzstraße 1, 80333 Munich
Fare Zone M
U3, U6 Odeonsplatz / Marienplatz, U4, U5 Odeonsplatz
19, 21 Nationaltheater
100, 153 Odeonsplatz
1 € on regular entrance fee*
Munich Residenz + Treasury
Dukes, Electors and Kings
The Munich court began in 1255 when Duke Ludwig, the Severe, moved his court from Landshut after the partition of Bavaria. By 1385 the Small moated Castle development by the Dukes, Electors, Kings, the House of Wittelsbachs was complete. This was an extensive complex building with around ten courtyards. For four centuries (until 1918) the Munich Residenz was the seat of government and Residenz of the Wittelsbach dynasty.
The palace spans the styles of four different centuries. The Antiquarium is the largest Renaissance Hall north of the Alps. This symmetrical four-wing complex built by Duke Maximilian I is typical of the 17th century . The Ancestral Gallery and ‘Ornate Rooms’, designed by François Cuvilliés, are a magnificent example of the court Rococo style . Additionally, the neoclassical epoch in the apartments of the Königsbau (King’s Tract, partly closed for restoration) . These apartments designed Leo von Klenze for King Ludwig I. In the same period, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld produced the walls and ceiling paintings in the Nibelungen Halls . These are the first monumental representations of the Nibelungenlied. Additionally, the museum rooms contain many special collections of rich valuable furniture pieces. Along with paints, sculptures, bronze work, clocks and tapestries.
Founded in 1565 by Duke Albrecht V, the Wittelsbach’s treasury is now on display in ten halls in the Königsbau. The collection is one of the most important of its kind. The priceless enamel, rock crystal and ivory work, crowns, royal insignia and unique goldsmith work from nine centuries.
Your Benefit with CityTourCard Munich: 1 € on regular entrance fee*
*redeemable on site