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Munich (München) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of above 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 5.8 million people
Today, more than 1200 fountains sprinkle in Munich as private, communal or stately property. About a hundred of these fountains still bear drinking water, but first and foremost these aquatic installations are a visual delight, and the designed murmurs and ripples of water, a massage to ears strained from the din of urban life.
Many of these public gems were once the exclusive domain of courtly elite. The nobility of the Residence, for example, commissioned a number of fountains on the sprawling premises. The most prominent is located in the Brunnenhof (fountain courtyard). At the center of the patio, the 400-year-old Wittelsbacher Fountain shows the first count of the Wittelsbach dynasty, Otto the Great, standing on a pillar in knight’s armor. Around him are statues representing the Bavarian rivers Donau, Inn, Isar and Lech, and figurines of Neptune, Volcano, Juno and Ceres, representing the four elements.

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  2. 2. Munich (München) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. The Munich Residenz is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach in the centre of the city of Munich
  3. 3. The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany and is today open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex of buildings contains ten courtyards and displays 130 rooms. The three main parts are the Königsbau (near the Max-Joseph-Platz), the Alte Residenz (Old Residenz; towards the Residenzstraße) and the Festsaalbau (towards the Hofgarten). The octagonal Brunnenhof (Fountain Courtyard) served as a place for tournaments before the large Wittelsbach Fountain was erected in the middle of the courtyard in 1610. Munich Residenz in the 18th century
  4. 4. Max-Joseph-Platz National Theatre Brunnenhof (Fountain Courtyard) Königsbau
  5. 5. National Theatre Max-Joseph-Platz Königsbau Brunnenhof
  6. 6. This palace is where the Wittelsbach family resided for over 500 years and it is a huge complex with a series of buildings that are filled with various displays and other things today. Entrace of the Munich Residence Prudentia
  7. 7. Entrance gate to the Residenz Odeonsplatz
  8. 8. The street along the entrance of the Western Wing Patroness of Bavaria Bronze statue of Virgin Mary with child, standing on a crescent moon as the Queen of Heaven
  9. 9. Odeonsplatz Feldherrnhalle and the Munich Residence
  10. 10. Odeonsplatz Feldherrnhalle and the Munich Residence Two monumental lions grace the Feldherrnhalle’s steps. It is said that one is growling at the Residenz and the other is keeping its mouth shut towards the church
  11. 11. Odeonsplatz Feldherrnhalle and the Munich Residence Count von Tilly (1559-1632) Feldherrnhalle M unich R esidence O deonsplatz H ofgarten
  12. 12. Odeonsplatz Feldherrnhalle and the Munich Residence The lions were sculpted by Wilhelm Ruemann in 1906
  13. 13. Odeonsplatz Giant bronze lions in front of the Alte Residenz
  14. 14. If you hang around, you’ll see quite a few Münchners instinctively reaching out and giving the nose a slight rub. Supposed to bring good luck! No wonder it shines so bright!
  15. 15. The lion symbol is predominant around Munich and a symbol of the Bavarian monarchy
  16. 16. The octagonal yard called Fountain Courtyard (Brunnenhof) is one of the ten courtyards of the Residenz Palace, former residence of the Bavarian kings
  17. 17. The bronze Wittelsbach Fountain in the middle was erected in 1610
  18. 18. On the four sides of the basin lie four allegorical river gods by Hubert Gerhard (Dutch, 1540s – 1621) symbolizing Bavaria's main rivers: Danube, Isar, Lech and Inn
  19. 19. River god
  20. 20. River god
  21. 21. River god
  22. 22. River god
  23. 23. River god
  24. 24. Statue of Otto I of Wittelsbach (by Hans Krumpper 1570- 1634)
  25. 25. Otto I (1117-1183), in knight’s armor
  26. 26. Otto I (1117-1183) called the Redhead was the first Bavarian ruler from the House of Wittelsbach
  27. 27. The fountain is further embellished (Hubert Gerhard) by an outer ring of statues depicting the gods and goddesses Demeter or Ceres, for the earth
  28. 28. DemeterorCeres
  29. 29. HephaistosorVulcan,forthefire PoseidonorNeptune,forthewater
  30. 30. Hera or Juno, with a peacock
  31. 31. Hera or Juno
  32. 32. An assortment of putti, grotesque fish, frogs and monsters, all by Hubert Gerhard (Dutch, 1540/50 – 1621) embellished the fountain
  33. 33. In 1984 are the original figures replaced by replicas
  34. 34. OdeonsplatzTheatinerkirche the state chancellery
  35. 35. The Hofgarten (Court Garden) is located at the northern side of the Residenz. The Hofgarten was initiated by Elector Maximilian I, modeled after the pattern of Italian Renaissance gardens (1613-17). In the center a temple devoted to Diana. On the eastern side the in 1993 erected building of the Bavarian State Chancellery, seat of the Bavarian prime minister
  36. 36. Temple of Diana and allegory of Bavaria
  37. 37. Temple of Diana crowned by a statue of Bavaria created in 1594 by Hubert Gerhard
  38. 38. Munich Residenz Banqueting Hall Wing (The Festsaalbau)
  39. 39. Munich Residenz Banqueting Hall Wing (The Festsaalbau)
  40. 40. Text & Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela Sound: Montserrat Caballe - Richard Strauss - Befreit; Arabella - Das wahr sehr gut, Mandryka