In the heart of Munich is the largest downtown palace in Germany, the Residence or the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs. Originally started construction in 1385 as the court of the Wittlesbach and later Ludwig rulers, the building mixes ranaissace, baroque, rococo and classicsm styles throughout its 130 rooms and 10 courtyards. This particular view looks at the royal ballroom on the top floor, and provides a brief view of all the treasures packed into this building. We made it through less than 1/3 in about 90 minutes. You could easily spend an entire day here.