Imperial Residence, Munich
A palace of truly regal aesthetic stature
The Imperial Residence in Munich was the seat of government and the residence of Bavaria's dukes, princes and kings from 1508 to 1918. Originally built as a fortress, it gradually evolved into a splendid royal palace with magnificent halls and courtyards, offering a unique blend of Renaissance, Baroque, rococo and classicist styles. Some of the lavishly renovated rooms are used by the Bavarian Government on state occasions and also serve as a truly regal setting for high-calibre events.