In the center of Munich is the largest palace complex that has served as the seat of the Wittelsbach dynasty for centuries. Every century Bavarian dukes, electors and kings rebuilt all in their own way and according to the tastes of the era. So different architectural styles- renaissance, baroque, rococo and classicism-coexist here.
Three buildings - the Royal Apartments (Königsbau), the Old Residence (Maximilianische Residenz, Alte Residenz) and the Banqueting Hall (Festsaalbau) – are interconnected with ten courtyards. The Residenz Museum has 130 rooms. The Antiquarium is the oldest of them; it was designed at the end of the XVI century and was originally intended to house the ducal collection of antiquities and libraries. It was later transformed into a hall for official ceremonies. On Sunday, the residence is closed, but its all rooms are open to visitors on Monday, when all museums are traditionally closed.