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Residenz of Munich
in Munich is special
The Residenz of Munich has a richly furnished and decorated interior and a long history.
History in brief
Bavarian rulers lived and usually governed in the vast Residenz Palace complex for over 500 years, from the late 14th to early 20th centuries.
It suffered severe bomb damage. The palace has since been reconstructed and the precious furnishing and artwork that had been removed to safety have been reinstalled.
The Antiquarium (see photo) is the leading attraction in the Residenz of Munich. This Renaissance hall was built in the 16th century to showcase a royal antique collection, hence its name. It was also used for lavish balls and dinners.
The 18th century Cuvillies Theatre is another Residenz of Munich eye thriller. This Rococo performance hall is still used today for concerts and other musical events.
Yet another highlight is the Shatzkammer (treasury). Don't miss the heavily jeweled statue of St. George slaying the dragon.
The Ancestral Gallery is another interesting venue. Portraits of the long line of Wittelsbach rulers blanket the walls.
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