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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This is the old residence of the former Bavarian kings. It was destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt and they looked elegant.
Written 9 May 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
On our seightseeing tour in the city of Munchen we had a stop at the “Alter Hof”, the location where once emperors resided, in this location the today's visitors can shop or taste wine. By walking down from the “Burgstrasse” coming from the “Marienplatz” have a look to the wonderfull houses, and finally you will pass through a gate to the “Alter Hof”. Although many parts of the building are only reconstructions, the Alter Hof never lost its original charm. From the five components of the building complex, the Burgstock, the Zwingerstock, the Lorenzistock, the Pfisterstock and the Brunnenstock, only the first two have been preserved in a renovated form. The others were demolished and rebuilt after the destruction of the Second World War.
Written 22 November 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was the residence of various Bavarian kings and rulers between the 14th and 16th century. What you see now is a new building rebuilt as a copy of the original, which was destroyed during WW2 bombing. It’s a magnificent building, with a real sense of elegance.
Written 10 October 2019
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Ken T
Glen Oaks, NY902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
This was a tour stop to inform everyone that this was the palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty built back in 1250"s. It now serves as a government offices. The glass window structure sticking out is called the Monkey Tower.
Written 6 October 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This imposing square building with a tower and courtyard was the first home (1300) of the Wittelsbach dynasty. It looks older and more defensive and less ornate than other structures like the Residenz. Yet it is still impressive and dominating over the Platzl area. However it does have some ornamental features like the turret on the courtyard side. On thing I read before going says this is called the Monkey Tower because as a young heir was enticed into the top of the tower by a pet monkey and had to be rescued. Anyways it is a great historic structure that is easy to visit while you walk the Platzl.
Written 16 July 2019
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RLWOrangePark
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL3,584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Alter Hof is located in the historic Old Town just north of the Marienplatz down Burgstrasse towards the Residenz. From the 13th to 15th century, it was the residence of the Wittelsbachs. Under the Wittelsbach King Ludwig IV it became the imperial seat of government. Today you will find an information center, shops and café. Like many Munich buildings, it was destroyed during WWII bombings but rebuilt in its historic design.
Written 21 June 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The Alter Hof is the historical residences of various rulers of Bavaria over the centuries, especially the members of the House of Wittelsbach. Like much of the old town, it was restored to the late gothic architecture after being destroyed in World War II. I found that the two storey bay window, again in the gothic style to be the most attractive feature of the courtyard.
Written 6 June 2019
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Sabine W
Shawnee, KS246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Love walking through Munich...never know who walked the same path as you did. So much history. Wonderful place to visit and soak the atmosphere.
Written 15 September 2018
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
This was the residence of the Bavarian royalty from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries. The current structure is a modern reconstruction after the original was destroyed in the second world ware.

The building is now a tourist attraction and was a stop on the Third Reich tour (apparently Hitler painted here). The courtyard is decorated in a simple pattern which breaks the monotony of an otherwise simple structure.

Definitely worth a short stop for its historic significance.
Written 4 August 2018
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This is a very pleasant and peaceful courtyard. Away from the crowded touristy area.

Look out for the "Monkey tower", which is a glass tower sticking out of the building.
Written 5 April 2018
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