"Maximilianeum" Maximilianeum Tip by aliante1981

Maximilianeum, Munich: 10 reviews and 11 photos

It was the wish of Maximilian II, King of Bavaria from 1848 to 1874, that his name be given to a street. And have you ever seen anyone disobey a king, especially in such a small matter? And when the king starts work on such a plan himself? Mmmmmý Not really likely, I would say :)))

So, with his goal firmly in his mind, Maximilian II developed a ýMunicipal Enhancement Planý already during the early Thirties of the 19th century, which foresaw a spectacular edifice, surrounded by a park, on the elevated bank of the River Isar. Not bad as a memorial! The invitation for tenders turned into one of the hottest contests between architects the 19th century had ever seen - it was clear that no expense would have been spared. Moreover, the actual building process was intended as a learning-exercise.

The Maximilianeum was constructed between 1857 and 1874. Since 1949 it has been the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. A kings memorial serving a republican institution, or an irony of fate :)))

Address: Maximilianstrasse
Directions: U-Bahn 4 or 5: Max-Weber-Platz station
Phone: +49 - 89 41944411
Website: http://maximilianeum.mhn.de/

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  • Written Dec 28, 2003
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