Munich Court Garden

Picture: Munich Court Garden

Creation of the Munich Court Garden began in 1613, at the same time as the new buildings and extensions erected by Duke Maximilian I. The garden lay outside the moat that then surrounded much of the Residenz.

The original garden was elaborate, containing circular tempietti, avenues of mulberry trees, fountains, arcades, ornamental box hedges and fruit trees. The central pavilion, designed in 1615 by Heinrich Schön the Elder, survives, its eight arches reflecting the division of the garden by cross-shaped and diagonal paths.

The pavilion is capped by a copy of Tellus Bavarica, a monumental bronze figure symbolising the treasures of the Bavarian land: grain, game, water and salt. The statue was created by Hubert Gerhard around 1590 and was moved to the court carden pavilion from one of the Residenz gardens in 1616 by Duke Maximilian I. To protect it from the elements, the original sculpture is now installed in the internal link Theatinergang (Theatine Corridor) of the internal link Munich Residenz.

 

Further information you will find on
external link www.residenz-muenchen.de

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Verwaltung der
Residenz München
Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
Telefon (0 89) 2 90 67-1
Fax (0 89) 2 90 67-2 25
E-Mail ResidenzMuenchen
@bsv.bayern.de
externer Link / external link www.residenz-muenchen.de

Opening hours

Open all year round

Admission charges  

Admission free

Fountain machinery

The fountain machinery in the court garden is in operation from April to October every day from 10 am-2 pm.
Admission free


 

Information for the disabled:

Accessible

Shop:

Shop in the Munich Residenz
external link www.schloesser-
bayern-shop.de

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Pfälzer Residenzweinstube
Tel. (0 89) 22 56 28
externer Link www.bayernpfalz.de

Welser Kuche
Residenzstraße 27
Tel. (0 89) 29 69 73

Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten
Odeonsplatz 6/7
Tel. (0 89) 22 90 60

Nearest railway station:

Munich
external link www.bahn.com

Public transport with nearest stop:

"Marienplatz"

Public transport with nearest stop:

"Odeonsplatz"

Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Odeonsplatz",
tram to "Nationaltheater"

Parking space:

Underground parking at "Max-Joseph-Platz" and "Marstallplatz" (here also bus parking spaces)

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