The Residence of Munich (German: Münchner Residenz) is a palace in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Situated in the city center, it was the official residence of the dukes, voters, and kings of Bavaria.
The site is the largest urban palace in Germany, currently serving as an interior decoration museum, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.
The former German palace has been expanded over time and is now surrounded by a large complex, the largest in southern Germany, comprising 10 courtyards and the 130-room museum. In addition to the museum, the complex also houses a concert hall, the Royal Treasure House and the Cuvilliés Theater.
The architecture and style of the residence were adapting and blending as the changes were taking place on site and have an interesting mix of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Classicism styles.
There is an urban legend that if you touch one of the two lions at the front of the complex this will bring you luck. Is it true? Well worth a try! I believe that the greatest luck and the greatest privilege is to know this charming palace and its history.
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