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General information for visitors

Current information / Coronavirus

According to the current legal situation, an opening of our houses is possible depending on the local seven-day incidence.

The Residence Museum is open at present. No reservation is required.

Of the more than 150 rooms of the Residenzmuseum, a large part is open to visitors (only the Bronze Rooms, the Reliquary Collection, the Miniature Collection, the new silver and porcelain presentations in the Royal Palace and the Nibelungen Rooms are currently not accessible).

Please take into account waiting times and restrictions such as altered routes or room closures. The cloakroom is only available to a limited extent; lockers are unfortunately not available.

The Cuvilliés Theatre is open at present. No reservation is required.

Unfortunately, the Treasury cannot be visited until further notice.

The official hygiene and conduct rules of course apply for visits to all the sights and notices will be posted in each place as a reminder.

Here you will find a list of currently open/ closed houses as well as FAQs for visiting our sights during the restrictions due to COVID-19.

Information for people with a handicap


Picture: Imperial orb of the kings of Bavaria, Treasury

The Residence Museum and the Treasury are only accessible via numerous stairs and steps and are thus unfortunately not barrier free.

There is access for wheelchair users, who must however be accompanied by supervisory staff (separate route). Depending on the availability of accompanying personnel, there may be waiting times.

In the museum area there is at present no barrier-free toilet due to building work. In an emergency the accompanying person will enable you to use the disabled toilet in the neighbouring part of the building.

The Cuvilliés Theatre is accessible for visitors with mobility problems. Barrier-free toilets are available.



Picture: Tactile model of the Munich Residence

A tactile model of the Munich Residence in front of the main entrance at Max-Joseph-Platz also provides visually impaired people with an overview of Germany's largest urban palace complex. The bronze tactile model, measuring 140 x 75 cm on a scale of 1:400, shows a bird's eye view of the Residence with the Court Garden, Residence Theatre and Opera House.

Information for groups

At the Munich Residence no reservation is required for groups. The maximum size of groups is limited to 25 persons. Please note that groups of more than 25 persons must be shared and that each part of the group must have its own tour guide.


Ground plan of the Munich Residence

Picture: Plan of the Munich Residence

Photographs and videos

Photography and video recording for personal use only (i.e. no publication of any kind) is permitted in the Munich Residence, but without flash or tripod. We regret that wedding shootings inside are not possible. Special permission is required – and there may also be a charge – for all photography and films taken for further use, as well as for the flying of drones / multicopters.



Picture: Porcelain figure of a young woman from the East Asia Collection

Bulky objects

No large bags (from 35 x 30 x 12 cm), rucksacks or bulky objects may be taken into the Residence. These may be left at the free supervised cloakroom.


Food and drink

No food and drink may be taken into the museum area, with the exception of drinks in plastic bottles of up to 0.5 l. There is no café in the Residence complex but you can find several cafés in the immediate surroundings.


Free buggy hire

For conservational reasons you may not take your child’s pram or buggy into the exhibition rooms of the Residence Museum and the Treasury. Free buggies are available for the duration of your visit.



No dogs or other animals may be taken into the Residence. Unfortunately, we cannot offer supervision for animals brought along. Please keep dogs on an lead in the Court Garden.

Video about the Munich Residence


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