The Royal house on the Schachen was built by Georg Dollmann for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1872. (Image: Ulrike Myrzik / Architekturmuseum der TUM)
The Royal house on the Schachen was built by Georg Dollmann for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1872. (Image: Ulrike Myrzik / Architekturmuseum der TUM)
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Exhibition on the buildings of King Ludwig II in the TUM Museum of Architecture"Palaces and Factories"

On September 25th, 2018, the exhibition "Palaces and Factories – the Architecture under King Ludwig II" will open in the Museum of Architecture (Architekturmuseum) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The exhibition was planned to mark the 150th anniversary of the TUM and for the first time sheds light on the entire architectural scene in the Kingdom of Bavaria during the reign of the university founder.

The palaces of Neuschwanstein, Herrenchiemsee and Linderhof are world-famous. The fact that King Ludwig II of Bavaria, in addition to these private projects, also decisively shaped the architecture of his kingdom between 1864 and 1886 with his public building activities is still relatively unknown. In addition to the palaces, the TUM Museum of Architecture is now showing other prominent buildings that were erected during Ludwig II's reign – including Munich City Hall, the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and the Bayreuth Festival Theatre. The exhibition also sheds light on lesser-known but architecturally and historically outstanding buildings such as the original building of the “Royal Bavarian Polytechnic School” (“Königlich-bayerische Polytechnische Schule”), the synagogues in Munich and Nuremberg and the factories of the Augsburg textile quarter. 

More Information:


Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik
Technische Universität München
Chair for History of Architecture and Curatorial Practice
Director of the Museum of Architecture
Tel: +49 (89) 289 - 28351

Dr. Katrin Bäumler
Technische Universität München
Curator „Palaces and Factories“
Tel: +49 (89) 289 - 28334

Corporate Communications Center

Technical University of Munich

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