Here we see the complete west side of Munich’s Residenz along the Residenzstrasse. The Residenz was the home of bavarian rulers and is the largest city palace of Germany. Originally the Neuveste (an old castle) stood in the northwest corner of the city. However between 1508 and 1918 the bavarian rulers transformed the old castle into their ever growing residence.
In this street view we see the Maximillianische Residenz, built in the early 17th century along the west front of the Residenz. The facade is dominated by two gateways, each guarded by two lions, as well as a statue of mother god as Patrona Bavariae. On the right we see the side facade of the Königsbau and the Max-Joseph-Square with the Nationaltheater. The Königsbau was built in the 19th century during the time of Ludwig I. in the style of italian classicism.
This cityscape panorama of the Residenz München was presented in week 17 of our 101 weeks 101 cities of europe project.