Munich Residenz: German Rococo Furniture

Munich Residenz (Part 2):



Hi everyone!  On Monday I showed you part 1 of my trip to the Munich Residenz with all of the lavish interiors.  Basically it was a bunch of beautiful empty rooms.  The Munich Residenz has 130 rooms, so today I am going to show you all of the German Rococo Furniture (or late Baroque in many cases) in some of the other rooms.  Warning!  Image Heavy.  Keep in mind that in addition to fine German Rococo furniture, you can also see styles from the Renaissannce, Baroque, and Neo-Classical furniture!
Many of the rooms have been refinished or rebuilt to accomodate the destruction of WW II.  I think they did a beautiful job at restoring as much as they could.  There are so many rooms, I don't know what exactly each of them are for but I tried to note the main ones, and if you tour the Residenz yourself (and you have plenty of time) you can hear the history of each room.  You can easily spend a day at the Residenz and probably still wouldn't hear the audio for all of the rooms. (Unfortunately my camera died and I had to use my mother's P&S but they didn't turn out so bad).   These images make me happy!


The Green Room was used as the ballroom and also belonged at that time to Elector, Karl Albrect.



Below, the State Bedroom.



Genuine royal porcelain of the treasury room.  These were from the Wittelzbach Dynasty.  I love the colors pale turquois and gold!



Below is the Charlotte Room (music room where Princess Charlotte Augusta was taught).
Me posing with my dude, (mad)King Ludwig II.  He headed the building of the Conservatory in the Residenz.  He is also the King that lived in the Hohenscwangau Castle and later the Neuschwanstein Castle.  I visited them in February, they are a must see!




Below, the Elector's bedroom or Karl Albrect.







Above is another part of the Stateroom and it was used as the conference room for the Elector fashioined in French designs and furniture.


My goodness these chairs are killin me!


If you look closely, it's a small statue of a grown man breastfeeding.  Can't find any info on the significance of this statue but thought it was odd and worthy of inclusion.  Those pervy old German lol.



I think everyone knows my love for secretary desks by now.











I don't know how it happened but somehow we missed seeing the Theater which is one of the finest examples of Germany Rococo in the world.  Here is what it looks like:

Source for most of the historical info on this page can be found here.  It is also a good page to go to for more background information on these rooms. 


This completes our tour of the Munich Residenz.  It is a great museum to visit if you ever find yourself in Munich.  Munich is a cool city to visit (though driving is little scary there at times).  There is so much to do, so many stores, bars, museums, history, etc!  Once you enter the city center on a Saturday, you will usually hear a rogue DJ in the middle of the street blasting some beats and tons of people drinking beer and eating fest foods.  It seems like there is always a party going on in Munich!  Hope you enjoyed the tour and now share my obsession with Rococo.


If you could take a piece of furniture home from the Residenz.  Which one would it be?







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35 comments :

  1. OMG talk about eye candy - that chandelier in the second photo took my breath away!
    Thanks for sharing!
    XXX

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    1. Suzan,
      Isn't gorgeous? I love chandeliers, I just bought my first one a few days ago and will be showing it off soon!

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  2. I am dying!! We are snap happy in the same way in beautiful places like this!! I love it... This is stunning!!

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    1. Wish I could have gone to Versailles when i was in Paris a few weeks ago. So much Rococo there!

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  3. This is totally incredible. Thanks for linking to Inspire ME. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I would definitely take the day bed. Some of these pieces look like furniture that my grandmother used to have. It's always interesting to see how royals live/used to live. I'm inviting you to link up on my blog on Wednesdays for Wanderlust Wednesdays. Feel free to post here until Saturday: http://www.timetravelplans.net/hotels-in-palm-desert-shadow-ridge/

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    1. Thanks for the invite Dana! I wish my grandmother had stuff that looked like this lol.

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  5. Hi Brittany,

    Thank you for providing SO many photos. I LOVE lots of photos. On the piece of furniture I would want, it would have to be photo 25 of the gilded sofa and two chairs covered with the soft pink fabric with roses all over it. That set is amazing. I love roses and the color pink. So, this is heaven for me.

    Thank you,
    Sarah :)

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    1. Ohh I like that one too, which actually points out to me that I had another photo with a different sofa that is more pink and with roses. It's a sofa pic that I apparently didn't upload, I'll add it later today.

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    2. Oh, I just saw the additional sofa pic with matching chairs. Thank you so much for adding that. It appears to have a tapestry type design on it. Just Gorgeous!

      Thanks again Brittany.
      Sarah :)

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  6. This place is beautiful! I'm headed to Germany in September, I'll see if I can swing by here! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. There are so many good places to see in Germany. Let me know if you need more ideas!

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  7. Thank you for taking us along on the tour! Wow, everything is totally gorgeous!!!! I don't think I could pick one single piece of furniture as being my favorite, it's all so wonderful!
    I am your newest follower and look forward to catching up on your older posts.
    Have a great rest of your week,
    Gina

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    1. Well thanks Gina, I followed you back!

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  8. oh my goodness, so many beautiful things. I pretty much want everything, lol. Who needs modern, lol. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'm sharing my Vanity Fair feature on my blog today. :) xo

    www.fashboulevard.com

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  9. I love seeing the photos from your travels! Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. Very rococo indeed :). Thank you for coming to our party!

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  11. I love wandering through these historic European residences/palaces. Your pictures captured the moment. I would choose one of the chests.

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  12. Visiting from Simple Sweet Fridays link party - your pictures are amazing, reminds me of my time at Versace, looks like you had a wonderful trip :) Tina

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  13. Thanks! Explain what you mean by your time at Versace? You interned for them? I love your cute blog design btw!

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  14. Everything is so ornate. One bed looked as hard as a brick and not inviting but the rest were luxurious.

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    1. haha hard as a brick. I don't think they had a mattress on that one, but none of them look to comfortable.

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  15. Wow. My favorite shot is of the chandelier (and it's reflection) in the mirror.

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    1. Nice, didn't even notice the reflection at first!

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  16. You are finding so much beauty and living the life that others only dream of! I love the red and green colors and those chairs are to die for! Thank you for sharing with Inspired Sunday at Sunday View!

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    1. I keep telling myself that, its going by so fast!

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  17. The two chairs from the first picture definitely! My husband and me are moving to Prague in two months and I am sooo looking forward to weekends in Germany. It is close and worth the travel! Great post!

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    1. I'm in the Czech Republic right now, I love Prague. How do you guys get to live in Prague?

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  18. I want to be in that theater. It looks amazing. I am still jealous!!

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  19. I love your pictures. What a gorgeous place. You are having a great adventure.

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  20. Wow, looks amazing! The theatre is like a scaled-down Royal Opera House in London. ~~~ Backpacks & Broken Cameras

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    1. Robert,

      Thanks for reading! I know, I'm so bummed I didn't get to actually see the opera house, I don't know how I missed it!

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  21. I love all the furniture! Honestly could so see having a house with a decor based on something like that with a minimalistic approach. Love the details. Thank you for linking up with me for Travel Tuesdays, hope to see you linking up tomorrow!

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose an expat lifestyle blog

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-Brittany Ruth