Eine Reise durch die Schätze der Kurfürsten und Könige der Münchner Residenz begeistert Kinder und Eltern. Erfahren Sie wie ein Straussenei in die Schatzkammer gekommen ist oder wie man sich bei Tisch die Hände gewaschen hat. Die Prachträume der Residenz erzählen nicht nur von den persönlichen Schicksalen der Herrscher Bayerns, sondern bilden auch den Hintergrund für eine Reise durch die Zeit, von der Renaissance bis zur Gegenwart. Die Wittelsbacher waren große Kunstsammler, manchmal auch großartige Schuldner wie der „Blaue“ Kurfürst Max Emanuel. Mätressen wie Lola Montez wirbelten nicht nur das bayerische Königshaus sondern ganz München durcheinander, insbesondere die Universität und die Studenten. Dieser Skandal führte schließlich zur Abdankung von König Ludwig I.

Treffpunkt: Kassenraum Residenzmuseum (U3 / U6 „Odeonsplatz“ oder S-Bahn „Marienplatz“)

Die Eintritte ins Residenzmuseum und / oder in die Schatzkammer sind vor Ort separat zu bezahlen.

Royal Residence

The Munich Residence is the largest museums of interior design in Europe. From 1508 to 1918 the building in the heart of the Old Town was the home and the center of power of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings. It also symbolizes the rulers’ appreciation of art and passion of building. The rooms of Maximilian I – the Kaisersaal (Imperial Hall), Steinzimmer (Stone Room) and Reiche Kapelle (Rich Chapel) are fine examples of 17th century palace architecture. The Ahnengalerie (Ancestors’s Gallery) and the Reiche Zimmer (Rich Rooms) designed by Francois Cuvilliés are done in the early Rococo style. The classical apartments in the royal building are based on plans by Leo von Klenze. The highlight is the Antiquarium: the largest and finest Renaissance hall north ot the Alps was built around 1570 to house the Antique Collection of Duke Albrecht I and was later used as ceremonial hall. The 130 rooms of the Residence are filled with furniture and paintings, tapestries and porcelain by the best artists of the time. In addition to the staterooms and showrooms we can admire special collections such as thousand pieces of silver ware, different porcelain from Germany(Meissen, Nymphenburg und Frankenthal), England and France (Sèvres, La Reine, Duc d’Angoulème) as well as church vestments exhibits.

Schatzkammer (Treasure Chamber)

In the “Schatzkammer” (Royal Treasury) of the Residence we can admire exquisite worked gold from the Middle Ages to Classicism. The impressive collection also shows exhibits made of rock-crystal and ivory, precious gems, jewelry, table-ware and Ottoman daggers.

The highlights are the royal insignia of the Wittelsbach dynasty and the statue of St. George. World-famous are the Arnulfziborium (covered cup), the relic of the Cross belonging to Emperor Heinrich II and the Gisela Cross.

Due to the heavy damages of World War II by the Allies the Residence was totally ruined and is now rebuilt according to the original plans.

During our inside tour I will explain you the different epochal styles of the last 500 years and crown jewels of the last ten centuries.

Barbara Schoene, your tour guide since 40 years