Residenz Royal Palace in Munich
The royal palace of Munich, known as the Residenz, is the building where dukes and kings of Bavaria used to live.
The palace is huge, with 130 rooms open to the public, and hosts inside many interesting elements, such as the splendid Cuvillies-Theater, a true rococo jewel where Mozart's first work was performed, and the treasure chamber, which houses the royal crown and scepter.
The palace has three facades, the oldest of which, has two large doorways framed by four bronze lions which, according to tradition, if touched brings good luck. In the past in fact, the soldiers used to touch them before leaving for a battle. The Residenz also retains an Italian twist, as the other facades were inspired, respectively, by the “Palazzo Pitti” and the “Ospedale degli Innocenti” in Florence .
The show continues outside with the royal garden, which has in the center the temple dedicated to Diana and a series of monumental fountains.
Thanks to all this, the Residenz is presented as one of the largest and most unique palaces in Europe.