Vintage Travel Handbook and Calendar - Summer 1910.Continental Travel Ltd., Endsleigh Gardens NW.
Travel Calendar, 1910.
Weds. 1st June, 1910.
Leave London for Bavarian Highlands.
The gate of the Bavarian Highlands is Munich. Situated in a flat dull plain the city owes little to its surroundings, but for all that is one of the pleasantest places of residence in Europe. It is homelier than Paris, it does not reek of money like Frankfort, it blends an impression of dignity and quality. The remaining vestiges of the Old Bavarian town, with its Gothic Buildings and narrow, quaint lanes, blending with the wide new sunny streets, the gardens, fountains and statues, palaces and treasure house of art.
There is enough in Munich to occupy the lover of art for weeks or months. The splendid collection of modern art in the Neue Pinakothek, the Bavarian Museum and the Maximilianeum.
|The Neue Pinakothek - c1980.|
|The Neue Pinakothek - c 1980.|
The Bavarian Museum.|
The Maximilianeum, a palatial building in Munich, was built as the home of a gifted students' foundation and has also housed the Bavarian Landtag (state parliament) since 1949.
The principal was King Maximilian II of Bavaria, who started the project in 1857. The leading architect was Friedrich Burklein. The building is situated on the bank of river Isar before the Maximilian Bridge and marks the eastern end of the Maximilianstrasse, one of Munich's royal avenues which is framed by neo-Gothic palaces influenced by the English Perpendicular style.
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