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The headquarters of the Bavarian Palace Department are located at Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. The general administration of all the property and regulation of all personnel, legal and budgetary matters takes place here.
All relevant publications and advertising measures are planned and produced in Munich. Further departments are the museum department (responsibility for the art treasures and the structure and design of museums and special exhibitions), the building department (planning, implementation and supervision of the building measures, scientific building research), the garden department (responsibility for the historic gardens in accordance with the principles of nature conservation) and the conservation department.
The 17 external administrative offices and 4 branches are the local contacts and are responsible for all matters relating to the most beautiful sights in Bavaria. The tasks of the boards and their staff are very varied. One of their responsibilities is the smooth running of the property as a museum: it is their job to ensure that individual visitors, buses full of tourists from all over the world, school classes and local people are all satisfied with their visit. The external administrators are also responsible for seeing that there are regular guided tours, the tills are manned, museum rooms, cloakrooms and toilets are clean and the attendants are on duty. Together with the art historians of the museum department, they plan and organize their own events such as long museum nights or the Residenz Week in Munich.
Many administrative offices are also responsible for historic gardens. Whether they are baroque formal gardens or 19th-century landscape parks, the gardens looked after by the external administrative offices are tourist attractions as well as important recreational areas for the local people.
The 21 lakes looked after by the Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes are among this region's main attractions. The three external offices at the Ammersee, Chiemsee and Starnberger See are also responsible for fishing rights, the allocation of mooring buoys and landing stages and rental contracts for boat moorings.
The Bavarian Palace Department comes under the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance.
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