In the early 17th century there was a corridor here that connected recently built sections of the Residenz with the castle dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, the so called Neuveste. Around 1615 Duke Maximilian I had the corridor transformed into apartments for visiting rulers and other guests.
Two hundred years later, in 1814, Princess Charlotte Auguste, the daughter of the first King of Bavaria, Maximilian I Joseph, remodelled the rooms for her own use. That is why some of them are called the Charlottenzimmer.
Charlottenzimmer: Music Room
The other rooms have been called the Hofgartenzimmer, since 1966, when they were turned into a series of rooms furnished and decorated in period styles. The items on display came from the Hofgartentrakt – hence the current name of the rooms.
The Hofgartentrakt, which overlooked the Court Garden to the north of the Residenz, had been destroyed in the Second World War. In three rooms there are furnishings that belonged to the first King of Bavaria and his family. They give some idea of how royalty lived in the early 19th century.
In the following six rooms furnishings and works of art dating from the second half of the 18th century are on display.
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