Odeonsplatz is a square in the old part of Munich, not far from Marienplatz. In the square you will find the Feldherrnhalle [Military Commanders' Hall]. The square was misused by the National Socialists for parades. Today Odeonsplatz is one of the most important venues for cultural events in Munich. Right on Odeonsplatz there is also the Residenz, Munich's city centre castle. The building complex encompasses ten courtyards and 130 rooms. The Residenz was built in the late 16th century. Tip: visit the Hofgarten, the little park adjacent to Odeonsplatz. The Munich locals like playing boule there and drinking coffee in the Café Tambosi.