The Munich Residenz was the main royal palace of the Bavarian Wittelsbach dynasty in the centre of Munich. The largest city residence of Southern Germany, it served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors, and kings from 1508 to 1918.The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany and is today open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. It is considered one of Europe's finest royal palaces.Visitors to the Munich Residenz can explore over 100 rooms containing sumptuous furnishings, exquisite works of art, and fascinating historical artefacts. A particular highlight is a stateroom where King Ludwig II was crowned in 1864. Guided tours are available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.