Prinzregentenstraße (Munich)
The Prinzregentenstraße in Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

 is one of four royal avenues and runs parallel to Maximilianstraße and begins at Prinz-Carl-Palais
The Prinz Carl Palais in Munich is a mansion built in the style of early Neoclassicism in 1804-1806. It was also known as the Palais Salabert and the Palais Royal, after its former owners....

, in the northeastern part of the Old Town. The avenue was constructed from 1891 onwards as a prime address for the middle-class during the reign of Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria , was the de facto ruler of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912, due to the incapacity of his nephews, King Ludwig II and King Otto.-Early life:...

 and is named Prinzregentenstrasse in his honour.


Many museums can be found along the avenue, such as the internationally renowned Haus der Kunst
Haus der Kunst
The Haus der Kunst is an art museum in Munich, Germany. It is located at Prinzregentenstrasse 1 at the southern edge of the Englischer Garten, Munich's largest park.-History:...

(House of Art), the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum
Bavarian National Museum
The Bavarian National Museum in Munich is one of the most important cultural history museums in Europe.-Building and History:...

), the Schackgalerie
The Schackgalerie is a museum in Munich. It is one of the noted galleries in this city. The museum is under supervision of the Bavarian State Picture Collection.-Collection:...

and the Villa Stuck of Franz von Stuck which is situated on the eastern side of the Isar river
The Isar is a river in Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria, Germany. Its source is in the Karwendel range of the Alps in Tyrol; it enters Germany near Mittenwald, and flows through Bad Tölz, Munich, and Landshut before reaching the Danube near Deggendorf. At 295 km in length, it is the fourth largest river...

. The avenue crosses the river and circles the Friedensengel (Angel of Peace
Angel of Peace
The Angel of Peace is a monument in the Munich suburb of Bogenhausen. It is part of the Maximilian Park and a point de vue at the eastern end of a line of sight forming Prinzregentenstrasse. Next to the Isar, slightly elevated above street level, is an open space with a fountain; this has a dolphin...

), a monument commemorating the 25 years of peace following the Franco-Prussian War
Franco-Prussian War
The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War, often referred to in France as the 1870 War was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. Prussia was aided by the North German Confederation, of which it was a member, and the South German states of Baden, Württemberg and...

 in 1871.

In the winter the Prinzregentstadion serves for ice skating, for the rest of the year the stadium is transformed into an open-air swimming pool. The Prinzregententheater
The Prinzregententheater, or Prince Regent's Theatre, is a theatre and opera house located at 12 Prinzregentenplatz in the Bavarian city of Munich, Germany.- Building and History :...

, an important theatre of the city, is at Prinzregentenplatz further to the east. In the easternmost part of the Prinzregentenstraße the church St. Gabriel was built in 1925–1926 by Otho Orlando Kurz and Eduard Herbert.

Famous residents

Adolf Hitler's
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party , commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and head of state from 1934 to 1945...

 private apartment in Munich was located at 16 Prinzregentenplatz.

See also

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