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Rick Steves Tour: Munich Residenz Tour
By Rick Steves
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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
THE TOUR BEGINS
1 Residenz Treasury (Schatzkammer)
Map: Residenz Museum
2 Residenz Museum (Residenzmuseum)
3 Shell Grotto
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