Maximilianeum, Munich

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The Maximilianeum, a palatial building in Munich, was built as the home of a gifted students' foundation and has also housed the Bavarian Landtag (state parliament) since 1949.

The principal was King Maximilian II of Bavaria, who started the project in 1857. The leading architect was Friedrich Bürklein.

The building is situated on the bank of river Isar before the Maximilian Bridge and marks the eastern end of the Maximilianstrasse, one of Munich's royal avenues which is framed by neo-Gothic palaces influenced by the English Perpendicular style.

Due to statical problems the construction was only completed in 1874 and the facade of the Maximilianeum, which was originally planned also in neo-Gothic style, had to be altered in Renaissance style under the influence of Gottfried Semper. The facade was decorated with arches, columns, mosaics and niches filled with busts. The building was extended on its back for new parliament offices, and several modern wings were added in 1958, 1964, 1992 and again in 2012.
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  • well this was nice a walk and to see this outstanding building was just breath taking we were very impressed with what we could see we had a wonderful time  more »
  • I was on the hop on/off bus and saw this amazing building and I had to get off at the next stop to see up close. The historic building was built in 1874.  more »
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  • Maximum architectural beauty. This is a historic building, built in 1874 by order of the King of Bavaria, Maximilian the Second. Since 1949, the Bavarian Parliament has been sitting in front part of the building. You can get inside exclusively in a group tour by prior arrangement. In general, this is a huge and very beautiful building, which was built in the neo-Gothic style and under the influence of Semper in the Renaissance style to many individual elements.
  • The Maximilianeum, a palatial building in Munich, was built as the home of a gifted students' foundation and has also housed the Bavarian Landtag (state parliament) since 1949. The principal was King Maximilian II of Bavaria, who started the project in 1857. The leading architect was Friedrich Bürklein. The building is situated on the bank of river Isar before the Maximilian Bridge and marks the eastern end of the Maximilianstrasse, one of Munich's royal avenues which is framed by neo-Gothic palaces influenced by the English Perpendicular style. Due to statical problems the construction was only completed in 1874 and the facade of the Maximilianeum, which was originally planned also in neo-Gothic style, had to be altered in renaissance style under the influence of Gottfried Semper. The facade was decorated with arches, columns, mosaics and niches filled with busts. The building was extended on its back for new parliament offices, and several modern wings were added in 1958, 1964, 1992 and again in 2012.

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