WARNING: PICTURE HEAVY POST!!!
We started our Munich excursion with a history lesson so it was only fitting that we end it with one as well. One of my favorite things about Europe (there’s a lot I know) is the wealth of castles, palaces, and stately homes to see and tour. It will be one of the things I miss the most when our time here is up. While us Americans have our own show stopping pieces of history, there is something magical about walking the halls of royalty and seeing things older than our country is.
With our last few hours in Munich, we explored the Residenz. We were here for several hours and still only saw a small portion of it. This is a place not to be taken on in a short visit. The palace is extensive and the audio guide is filled with so much information. Not only is there the palace, but also the gardens, treasury, old theater, and many art exhibits. And we are not talking about Andy Warhol art here. True works of art and sculpture from the Renaissance. Art and history is abound here and and it demands for those to take their time and absorb it all.
This is what we did manage to see. When we return to Munich, we plan to spend a few more hours here exploring even more.
This is a part of the grotto. It was embellished with shells and pearls. For winter it was in closed with heaters, but normally it is the back drop to an interior garden. This was one of the areas that suffered the least amount of damage during the war.
The ceiling of the oldest room in the palace and the most well preserved. Named the antiquities room for the vast collections the royal family accumulated during their rule. In the left corner you can see the scaffolding where they work to restore several of the paintings during closing.
Even the royal family had china that was for rare use.
The goddess Venus
They have the longest hall devoted to artifacts from their expeditions to the Far East.
Our last stop in the palace before deciding to continue another day was to the private chambers of the royal family.
Private audience chamber.
There is still so much to see within the walls of the Bavarian palace. Very soon I shall get to see more.
I hope y’all have enjoyed reading about our Munich trip and seeing all of our photos.
Like I said the other day: If Germany isn’t high on your must see travel list, change it. You will not regret a trip to Munich.