Thursday, May 28, 2009

Discover Munich: Maximilianstraße

This is Maximilianstraße, one of Munich's royal avenues. It boasts of great architecture of the Neo-Gothic in the Perpendicular Style and became popularly known as Maximilian Style.

The Maximilianeum, which starts the eastern end of Maximilianstraße, was built as a home for the gifted students´ foundation and also houses the Bavarian Landtag (state parliament) since 1949.

The Bavarian State Museum of Ethnology (Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde) houses non-European artworks and objects of cultural value.

The Munich National Theater: an opera house and the home base of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Ballet.

Gucci, just one of the many designer shops that now line the western part of Maximilianstraße.

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