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Bayerische Staatskanzlei (Bavarian State Chancellery) is the name of a state agency of the German Free State of Bavaria. The Chancellery serves as the executive office of the Minister-President as head of government. The agency's primary function is to assist the Minister-President in coordinating the activities of the Bavarian State Government, similar to the German Chancellery on federal level. The State Chancellery is represented by Bavarian missions in the German capital Berlin and to the European Union in Brussels.

It is also the name of the building in Munich that houses the personal offices of the chancellery staff. It was erected from 1989 to 1993 around the central dome of the former Bavarian Army Museum, which had been built in 1905 at the site of the Hofgartenkaserne barracks and was largely demolished in World War II.

After its destruction in World War II, the two side wings were torn down and the central building was left in ruin for decades. By 1982, however, the 52 meter high dome with its copper coverage was restored. Two new wings were added covered for their full length with glazed stairs in the style of Jacob's Ladders, giving the impression of ship stairs.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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