Photographer's Note

Ludwigstraße in Munich is one of the city's four royal avenues along with Brienner Straße, Maximilianstraße and Prinzregentenstraße. The avenue is named in honour King Ludwig I of Bavaria who instigated it,. The city's grandest boulevard with its many handsome public buildings still maintains its architectural uniformity. It envisioned as a grand street "worthy of the kingdom" in accordance with the king's wishes. The street has served for state parades and funeral processions.

The Municipality of Munich was not enthusiastic at first about the length of the new boulevard. The city authorities sought to impose a reduction on the length, as they considered Munich would not grow in 100 years up to 1 kilometre beyond the former city walls. Only when King Ludwig I threatened to transfer his court to another city, the magistrate relented and approved the plan.

The avenue begins at Odeonsplatz and runs from south to north. It leads from the Feldherrnhalle in the south to the Siegestor in the north, taking in the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the church of St. Ludwig, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) and other state ministries and palaces.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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