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Information for people with a handicap

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Picture: Munich Residence, Royal Palace on Max-Joseph-Platz


Information for people with mobility impairment

Disabled parking

Near the Residenz you can find 5 disabled parking spaces in Maximilianstraße opposite house no. 8 and 2 parking spaces at Max-Joseph-Platz 2.


Disabled toilets

Residence Museum: At present there is no barrier-free toilet due to building work. In an emergency the museum staff will enable you to use the disabled toilet in the neighbouring part of the building.

Cuvilliés-Theatre: Two barrier-free toilets


Picture: Imperial Courtyard


Courtyards of the Munich Residence

All courtyards of the Munich Residence are largely level and accessible without steps or connected to each other (floor covering: small and large stone paving, stone slabs).



Picture: View into the Rich Rooms

Residence Museum and Treasury


The ticket office and the museum shop are not accessible by wheelchair (several steps).


Unfortunately, the Residence Museum and the Treasury are not barrier-free.

On an individually guided tour, however, people in wheelchairs or with a walking disability can visit the following areas on the ground floor and upper floor of the Residence Museum: Ancestral Gallery, Stone Rooms, Trier Rooms, Rich Rooms, Charlotte Rooms, Electoral Rooms, Four White Horses Hall, Imperial Hall, Royal Palace; the disabled-accessible passenger lift has the following dimensions: length: 157 cm x width: 147 cm, door width: 99 cm.

If you are interested in a tour, please contact us. Please note that there may be waiting times depending on staff availability.


Picture: Cuvilliés Theatre


Cuvilliés Theatre

The Cuvilliés Theatre is barrier-free. A barrier-free entrance with a bell (height 85 cm) is located on the south-east side of the Fountain Courtyard (Brunnenhof).


Picture: Pavilion in the centre of the Court Garden


Court Garden

  • Easily passable with few inclines

  • Path surface: asphalt (Hofgartenstraße) and paved gravel

  • Seats available

  • Pavilion in the centre of the Court Garden: barrier-free access and crossing

  • Arcades: barrier-free access from the walkways at Odeonsplatz; thresholds at the transition from the arcades to the Cour Garden (approx. 5 cm)

Information for the visually impaired

  • No guidance system for the visually impaired available

  • Residence Museum / Treasury: Audio guide in several languages available

  • No regular guided tours


    Picture: Tactile model of the Munich Residence on Max-Joseph-Platz

    A tactile model of the Munich Residence in front of the main entrance at Max-Joseph-Platz enables visually impaired people to get a better idea of the shapes, structures and dimensions 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 the hearing impaired

  • No induction loop for hearing aids available

  • Written information available

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