All that glisters is gold at the former royal residence of the Bavarian monarchs. It’s a spellbinding display of old world opulence that should not be missed. There’s a huge amount of rooms, courtyards and gardens to explore so be sure to clear your schedule for the day. The art and architecture is pomp of the highest order, and it gives a somewhat surreal insight into what palace life might have been like. It’s a good idea to get an audio guide and prepare yourself for the frescoes in the Hall of Antiquities; they alone are worth the entrance fee.