Architecture Around the World

Neoclassical style - Residence Museum
Munich, Germany
Official Museum Web Page

The former residence of Bavarian kings has housed a museum since 1920.

The Wittelsbachs built a fortress in the 14th century which was reconstructed in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The 130 rooms of the Residence have been filled with furniture and oil paintings, tapestries and porcelain from the best artists of their time.

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Neoclassical style

Gilt ... Parquetry on floor

Wall murals inspired by Pompeii excavations




Griffins carved on table supports

Footboard panels: husks, palmettes

Photos and their arrangement 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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