Rick Steves Tour: Munich Residenz Tour


By Rick Steves

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Rick Steves Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader.

In Rick Steves Tour: Munich Residenz Tour, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a tour of the Munich Residenz – including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for-all for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way.

Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves Tour: Munich Residenz Tour is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone.


Munich Residenz Tour



1 Residenz Treasury (Schatzkammer)

Map: Residenz Museum

2 Residenz Museum (Residenzmuseum)

3 Shell Grotto

4 Antiquarium

5 Upper Floor Apartments

6 Room 45

7 The “Long” Route

8 Court Chapel

9 Ornate Rooms

10 Porcelain Cabinet (Room 5) and Ancestral Gallery

11 Cuvilliés Theater

For 500 years, this was the palatial “residence” and seat of power of the ruling Wittelsbach family. It began (1385) as a crude castle with a moat around it. The main building was built from 1550 to 1650, and decorated in Rococo style during the 18th century. The final touch (under Ludwig I) was the grand south facade modeled after Florence’s Pitti Palace. In March 1944, Allied air raids left the Residenz in shambles, so much of what we see today—like much of historic Munich—is a reconstruction.

The vast Residenz complex is divided into three sections: The Residenz Museum is a long hike through 90 lavishly decorated rooms. The Residenz Treasury shows off the Wittelsbach crown jewels. The Cuvilliés Theater is an ornate Rococo opera house. While each has its own admission, I’d just get the combo-ticket and see them all.


Cost: Residenz Museum—€7, Residenz Treasury—€7 (both include essential audioguides), Cuvilliés Theater—€3.50; €11 combo-ticket covers museum and treasury; €13 version covers all three.

Hours: Treasury and museum open daily 9:00-18:00, mid-Oct-mid-March 10:00-17:00; theater generally open Mon-Sat 14:00-18:00, Sun from 9:00, longer hours Aug-mid-Sept; last entry one hour before closing for all three sights.

Information: Tel. 089/290-671, www.residenz-muenchen.de.

Getting There: The complex is located three blocks north of Marienplatz; S-Bahn/U-Bahn: Marienplatz, also U-Bahn: Odeonplatz; tram: Nationaltheater.


On Sale
Jul 30, 2019
Page Count
15 pages
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

About the Author

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.  He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at http://www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

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