The collection of precious items on show at the Schatzkammer (treasury) at Munich’s Residenz palace is one the best examples of its type in the world.
As you would expect for a palace once owned by a ruling dynasty, the Wittelsbach family’s Residenz palace houses a whole chamber full of treasures. Crowns and magnificent receptacles made from luxurious materials sit alongside stunning examples of handicrafts and more exotic curiosities.
In 1565, Duke Albrecht V. of Bavaria was wise enough to think ahead and ordered that, under no circumstances, should his family’s treasures ever be sold. While the collection was only ever open to a select few in the past, it is now accessible to the wider public.
The ten exhibition rooms at the Schatzkammer in Munich’s Residenz palace take visitors on a journey through almost 2000 years of art and cultural history with their collection of over 1200 objects.