Wed 7 Sep 16 - Fri 9 Sep 16
Richer than Croesus
We visited the Residenz which is Bavarian Ruler’s palace in Munich. Boy was it elaborate, ornate and EXPENSIVE! Here is a beautiful tiara and a gorgeous crown. Here also are some beautiful rooms with use tapestries, fabulous paintings and a grotto lined with shells.
These are the quintessential Romantic castles built in (1860-1886) by Leopold the 2nd, who didn't care that they were going to bankrupt himself and the country. They were designed in a Idealized Medieval style romanticizing the time of Courtly Love and Valiant Knights. In the end, the Bavarian government became fed up and declared mad and unfit to rule and locked him up. He died shortly thereafter.
It is a very picturesque building though, as you can see in the many pictures I have included. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pictures of the interior, but it was resplendent with many wall paintings referencing many of Wagner's heroic operas.