The number-one attraction in Munich has to be the Residenz Museum, home to Bavaria's Wittelsbach dynasty from 1508 until the outbreak of the First World War. Tours start in the Grottenhof or “Grotto Court”, with its spectacular Perseus Fountain, and wander around 90 rooms filled with some of the most remarkable treasures in the country. Allow plenty of time, as there is a lot to see.
Munich is a city of palaces, the most popular of which is Schloss Nymphenburg, a sprawling baroque structure set in magnificent grounds. Once home of the Bavarian kings, it is now open to the public, and houses several museums, including the Marstallmuseum, the Museum Mensch und Natur, the Erwin von Kreibig-Museum, and the Porzellanmuseum München.