In 1664, on the occasion of the birth of the successor to the throne, Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, and his spouse, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, commissioned Agostino Barelli with the building of a summer castle to the west of Munich. Under Max Emanuel and Karl Albrecht additional buildings were added to this construction in accordance with designs by Enrico Zuccalli and Joseph Effner. The huge “Stone Hall” was decorated in Rococo style by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and François Cuvilliés the Elder during the time of the Elector Maximilian III Joseph. The “Gallery of Beauties”, which King Ludwig I commissioned Joseph Stieler to build, is world famous.
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