VIEWS FROM A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
#11 - MUNICH, BAVARIA
Size: 5" x 3"
Lithographer: Joseph P. Knapp
Illustrations: Bavarian Girl; Crystal Palace; View of Munich; Isar Thor;
A Peasant; Royal Theatre; Max Place
|Reverse - Text
YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
|This city lies on
perfectly level ground, seemingly
on first approach, in the midst
of meadows and marshes without
order or picturesqueness. One
object, however, soon arouses
interest--the Rumeshalle Hall of
Fame, dedicated to various
Bavarian celebrities. In front of
it stands the famous Bavaria, a
statue 61½ feet high, on a
pedestal of 28½ feet, making a
total of 90 feet. A wreath in her
left hand and a sword in her
right, indicate the patriotic
principle of the people in their
devotion to military prowess and
intellectual glory. On the
interior of the figure is a
stairway leading to the head,
within which are seats for eight
persons. From this point a fine
view is had of the entire city.
town, Munich had its origin in
1158, upon the banks of the Isar
in a barren plain. It is the seat
of government and the residence
of the Court. Its squares and
monuments are prominent features.
Max-Joseph-Platz is formed by the
Royal Palace, (the Residenz), the
Theatre Royal, the Post Office,
and the Residenzstrasse. In the
centre is the colossal statue of
Maximillian Joseph I., designed
by Rauch. In the Odeon-Platz is a
fine equestrian statue of King
Louis I., to whom the city owes
much of its present importance.
The Munich school of painting and
art is of such importance as to
make it even a rival of Paris. To
which of these two cities
posterity will award the palm, is
an open question.
Ludwigstrasse is the finest
street in Munich. In it, among
other buildings of note, are the
Ministry of War, the Royal
Library, and the Louis's Church,
also the University. The Theatre
Royal is the largest in Germany,
accommodating 2,500 spectators.
wall with which Munich was
formerly surrounded has been
pulled down, but some of the
gates have been left standing.
The most interesting of these is
the Isar Thor, restored in 1835
and adorned with modern frescos.
|Population 1886, 261,981.