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Hofgarten is a baroque, beautiful park that is one of Munich's most popular tourist attractions. Located directly on the Odeonsplatz square, the Hofgarten invites you to relax in a majestic style. In the center of Hofgarten there is a pavilion from 1615 where concerts take place. The four internal fountains decorated with shells make a unique impression. The specific atmosphere of this place is conducive to meetings and walks.
Here is the Hofgartent gate, the first building designed in 1916 by Munich architect Leo von Klenze, as well as the German theater museum built in 1780/1781. On the east side of the park is the Bavarian State Chancellery, whose main building is a remnant of the dome of the Bavarian Museum.
In the past, Hofgarten was the garden of the mansion Residenz. The palace complex was founded in 1617 on the initiative of Prince Maximilian I as a Renaissance garden in the Italian style. The palace and garden belonged to the Wittelsbachs who ruled the state from 1180 to 1918. In the arcades, which close the courtyard on two sides, unique wall paintings depict the history of the Wittelsbach family.