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Upper Bavarian Government Building in Munich (Gebäude Regierung von Oberbayern)

The majestic old government building of Upper Bavaria (Regierung von Oberbayern Gebäude) is one of the objects and architectural unconditional leader among all the buildings on Royal Avenue Maximilianstraße.

Building address: Maximilianstrasse, 39.

The building was built in 1856-1864 years by the architect Friedrich Burklein in the Gothic revival, the so-called maximiliansau style maximilianstraße street.

The customer of building was made by king Maximilian II, who wanted to obtain committed Executive building for the then Royal government of Upper Bavaria. The first Foundation stone was laid on 28 November 1856 - the day of the 45th anniversary of the king.

In 1944, during the Second world war, the building was largely destroyed by bombing. The interior was also destroyed and later rebuilt with new plans and changed the height of the floors. The structure of the Windows also changed in accordance with the new floor plans and simplified in the style of the 1950s, as the neo-Gothic vertical structure was removed during the reconstruction. The Central spiral staircase of the new building now is a monument of architecture.

Terracotta facade of the building has a length of 180 meters and the height reaches 29 meters.

The main facade is decorated with statues, arched doorways and Windows.

Three bronze statues on the roof of the building was originally made by Johann von Halligan in 1864 and represent, from West to East: fides (loyalty), Justice (justice) and Sapientia (wisdom).

On the towers of the building there are heraldic shields.

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