In 1385 the ruling Wittelsbach family decided to erect a new palace as the Alter Hof had become too small for their needs. ... More
In 1385 the ruling Wittelsbach family decided to erect a new palace as the Alter Hof had become too small for their needs. The main building was the first part of the royal residence to be erected. The palace grounds include numerous grottoes, courtyards (in particular the Brunnenhof ), fountains, a medicine room, antiquarian, Hofkapelle and the delightful Wittelsbach fountain built by Duke Otto from 1611-23. The Residenz houses the Crown Jewels, the State Collection of Egyptian Art, the late-baroque Residenz Theatre and the classicist Herkulessaal, a concert hall with amazing acoustics.
Built between 1285 1347, Karlstor served as Munich's western city gate until Prince Karl Theodor ordered the city walls to
be demolished in 1791. Only the gate was left standing and was renamed after the prince. In 1899 1902 ...
One of the most beautiful fountains in Munich is located on a terrace up on Lenbachplatz, overlooking the clusters of
trees on Maximilianplatz. Like the other buildings on the axis of Karlsplatz, Lenbachplatz and Maximiliansplatz, Wittelsbacher Fountain was constructed ...
With more than 4,000 paintings on display, the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery) is regarded as one of Europe's most
important museums of art from the 19th Century. Erected in 1853, the original building was destroyed during the Second ...