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This palace was home to the Wittelsbach Family who were the Bavarian rulers from 1385 until 1918. The original building was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War and so it was restored following the atrocities.

Inside the building is the Residenz Museum which has some 120 rooms displaying art work and furnishings collected by the Wittelsbachs over the generations. One of the most popular rooms is the Ancestral Gallery which has portraits of the Wittelsbach Family.

The Antiquarium is another important room in the museum which is where you can see a selection of 16th and 17th century frescoes. Other tourist attractions at Residenz are the Schatzkammer room which is home to a statue of St. George Slaying the Dragon; Hofgarten, the palace gardens and Cuvilliés Theatre, used for concerts and opera performances.

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