Palaces of Munich: Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse

Walking down the Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse in central Munich is like walking through a fairytale. The street is exceptionally beautiful and is home to some of the most decadent palaces in the city. The beautiful street includes baroque and neoclassical buildings that even have sculptures coming out of the walls! Just walk down the entire street – it’s not very long and you will certainly not be disappointed at the architectural splendor.

Walking down Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse

I’ll take you on a quick tour of Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse:

Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse, Munich, Germany

Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse, Munich, Germany

Palais Holnstein

The Palais Holnstein is a light pink Rococo-style palace with a center iron balcony, alternating round and rectangular windows and a dark mahogany front door. Since 1818 the palace has been the official residence of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising.

Palais Holnstein, Munich, Germany

Palais Holnstein, Munich, Germany

Palais Holnstein, Munich, Germany

Bavarian Mortgage and Exchange Bank

This building was constructed in 1896 by Emil Schmidt for the Bavarian Mortgage and Exchange Bank. It’s easy to see why this building is designated as an official monument on the Bavarian Monument List. Today it houses the chic restaurant Pageou.

Bavarian Mortgage and Exchange Bank

Palais Neuhaus-Preysing

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is the Palais Neuhaus-Preysing

Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, Munich, Germany

Unknown Palace

Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse, Munich, Germany

As most of this information was in German online, I’ve done by best to translate it. Please don’t hesitate to correct me in the comments of by email if I’ve got something wrong! :)

October 31, 2015

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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