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Alter Hof, Munich

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  • The old yard is restored after the war, a copy of the old quarter of the 12th century. Once there was a fortress, later the residence of King Ludwig II. Among ancient structures can be seen Burgshtok, Cvingershtok, Lorencishtok, Pfistershtok and Brunnenshtok, if you want to sort them out. Attracted by special grace wooden Bay Windows, called Monkey Tower, where, according to legend, which child Wittelsbach home monkey. But, fortunately, everything worked out with the baby.
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  • You reach this place walking Burgstraße from Marienplatz, passing by beautiful homes... Many parts of the edificio(era un complejo de cinco) were rebuilt after the destruction in World War II. Archaeological finds indicate that there was a castle in the place; in 1255, the Duke Ludwing II settled here, and his son, the Emperor Luis el Bávaro, declared him the Empire residence. When the new Munich Residenz was built in 1385, the Alter Hof lost importance and became headquarters of the tax authorities. The turret of monkey, as calling the tower which stands in the building, is related to a domesticated monkey which had Duke Ludwing II and his antics. Today it operates here, too, an Infopoint, which is an information center for visitors to the museums and castles of Bavaria; In addition to its beautiful shops. The quiet courtyard of the place us related to earlier centuries.
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  • you are suddenly wandering the streets around Marienplatz ... I found it while I was heading towards Maximilianstrasse ... little ... minuscolo...ma really worth stopping a few minutes ... look around and of course ... take some pictures ... the whiteness of its buildings is a must
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  • The Alter Hof (Old Court) in the center of Munich is the former imperial residence of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor. Like most of the old town, it was rebuilt after being destroyed in World War II. The Alter Hof was built in 1253-1255 on the foundations of an earlier fortified structure as the residence of duke Ludwig II. The Alter Hof (Old Court) in the center of Munich is the former imperial residence of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor. Like most of the old town, it was rebuilt after being destroyed in World War II. The oriel window that protrudes from the Burgstock wing is known as the Monkey Tower. The peculiar name is the result of a legendary tale. According to the legend, the baby who would later become Emperor Ludwig IV was carried off by a monkey that belonged to the court. The monkey climbed to the top of the tower and stayed there for a long time before he was persuaded to come down, taking the baby with him unharmed. The story reports that the people of the castle used...beer to persuade the monkey to climb back down. Apparently, the monkey was attracted by the fruity smell of beer! (a truly Bavarian story, isn't it?)
  • Perfectly adequate but nothing special. They should definitely update their bathrooms.
  • ...Pretty small place with images and video projections mostly telling a story of the history of city of Munich...
  • Quiet place. Looks like a court / quadrangle. Nothing much to do except sit on the benches near the fountain. There is some history to it but it's been renovated so much that it's difficult to visualize what happened a long time ago.
  • Beautiful location
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