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The Deer Museum with the collection of Duke Albrecht of Bavaria (1905-1996) has found its home in the stables of Berchtesgaden Castle. The skulls of altogether 1290 bucks, does and fawns and 3.425 antlers, mostly from the Weichselboden area in Styria, were kept from 1984 until 2005 in the Grünau hunting lodge.
In 1565, Duke Albrecht V. of Bavaria was wise enough to think ahead and ordered that, under no circumstances, should his family’s treasures ever be sold. While the collection was only ever open to a select few in the past, it is now accessible to the wider public.
Architecture Rooted in the “Kunstkammer” (a cabinet of art and curiosities), today’s “Alte Münze” in Munich, which was commissioned by Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria and built by Wilhelm Egckel between 1563 und 1567, the House of Wittelsbach presented their rich store of art treasures throughout the centuries in numerous newly-built galleries at their royal residences.
Schleißheim Old & New Palace (Schlossanlage Schleißheim): Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria was a very religious man who cared more about Catholicism than we did about being a leader. In 1597 he bought the old Schleißheim farm as a retreat and quickly built a manor, small hermitages and forest chapels on the property.
The year before, the Duke of Bavaria, Henry the Lion, granted the monks the right to establish a market. The town grew in the 14th century under Munich-born Louis IV, Holy Roman emperor. Louis IV was part of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which would rule Bavaria for more than 700 years.
Duke Stephan III (“the Fop”) started construction of this grand palace with the Neuveste, the “new fortress” and its large moats. The palace was extended during his reign and even further under the rule of Duke Albrecht V who was responsible for adding on the Antiquarium for storage of the royal collection of classical sculptures.
The Day of Beer. 23 April 1516 – True beer lovers need no explanation. Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV instituted the world’s first food purity law. It was signed in Ingolstadt, Germany and stipulated that only water, hops and barley malt could be used in beer making. This law was predated in Bavaria by a similar dictate by Duke Albrecht IV in 1487.
The best-known (and youngest) of the trio was Princess Marina. In November 1934, she had made a highly desirable marriage to Prince George, Duke of Kent (the youngest son of Britain’s King George V). The middle sister, Princess Elizabeth, is a more obscure figure.