Obelisk Karolinenplatz

Munich, Germany

Obelisk Karolinenplatz


The neoclassical Brienner Stra├če in Munich is one of four royal avenues next to the Ludwigstra├če, the Maximilianstra├če and the Prinzregentenstra├če. The boulevard was constructed from 1812 onwards, during the reigns of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his successor Ludwig I, in accordance with a plan by Karl von Fischer and Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell. The avenue is named after the Battle of Brienne.

The Brienner Stra├če starts at Odeonsplatz on the northern fringe of the Old Town close to the Residenz, and runs from east to west passing Wittelsbacher Platz and the circular Karolinenplatz and finally opens into the impressive K├Ânigsplatz, designed with the "Doric" Propylaea, the "Ionic" Glyptothek and the "Corinthian" State Museum of Classical Art, behind which St. Boniface's Abbey was erected. In the westernmost part of the Brienner Stra├če, between K├Ânigsplatz and Stiglmeierplatz, the Munich Volkstheater (People's Theatre) was founded in 1983.

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