HOME OF THE RULERS TOUR IN MUNICH
Our tour "Home of the Rulers" will guide you to many historical buildings in Munich. Whether it's museums like the Bavarian National Museum or the Museum of the Five Continents, memorials like the Angel of Peace or Maxmonument and government buildings like Staatskanzlei or Maximilianeum, you will see them all and you will learn their stories. The biggest highlight is Munich Residence with the Hofgarten, the biggest example for Munich's constant change because of the many different rulers.
MUNICH RESIDENCE - THE HOME OF THE RULERS
For a long time the ruling powers have been living in Munich. Of course every elector, king, dictator or prime minister, every era and every war have left their mark on the city. The tour will guide you through extraordinary boulevards and peaceful parks to the following sights:
- Angel of Peace
- Munich Residence
During the tour you will get to know different sides of the story - a modern point of view and the historical view. You will learn more about the Bavarian kingdom, Munich at the time of World War II and its significance for Bavaria, Germany and Europe today.
START YOUR TOUR TO MUNICH RESIDENCE
Haus der Kunst
Haus der Kunst
min. 60 minutes
- it is highly recommended to take the tour during daytime
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ABOUT THE RULER'S RESIDENCE
HOME OF THE RULERS OF MUNICH, BAVARIA AND GERMANY
Munich’s status as the residence of the rulers can be traced back more than 600 years. Especially the Munich Residence can tell many stories that happened over the last centuries. Because of the many Bavarian dukes, electoral princes and kings, the palace expanded more and more and today covers an area of around 40,000 square metres. Various architects like Friedrich Sustris, Joseph Effner and Leo von Klenze designed those buildings and were influenced by different architectural styles such as Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classicism.
In addition to the Residence, many other buildings in Munich give evidence to the long-lasting tradition of rulers in the city. The Angel of peace, as one example, was erected as a symbol of peace for the 25th anniversary of the end of the war between Germany and France. Only 700 metres from here you can find the Maximilianeum. First, this impressive building was home of the Scholarship Foundation as well as the historic gallery and the royal school of butlers. Today, the Bavarian parliament sits here, which demonstrates that also today political decision makers are active in Munich. Another good example for that is the Staatskanzlei, because today many offices and civil servants are situated here working and supporting the Bavarian Prime Minister and the Federal Government. Just like the Residence, Staaskanzlei fulfilled various tasks and was modified several times over the last centuries.