Amalienburg Pavilion, designed by Francois Cuvillies, c. 1739

Munich, Germany

One of the gems of the European rococo style, the Amalienburg Pavilion was built by the ruler of Bavaria, Elector Karl Albrecht, as a hunting lodge for his wife, Maria Amalia. Designed by Francois Cuvillies, the small, richly decorated building is set in the grounds of the vast Nymphenburg Palace, the Elector’s summer residence in Munich, and is surrounded by extensive wooded parkland.

-Great Buildings: The World’s Architectural Masterpieces Explored and Explained, DK Publishing

François de Cuvilliés (designer), Johann Baptist Zimmermann (stuccoist), Johann Joachim Dietrich (woodcarver), and Joseph Pasqualin Moretti (painter). Hall of Mirrors, the Amalienburg, Nymphenburg Palace park. 1734-1739.

Mirrors, crystal, woodcarving, oil paint, and stucco relief. 

The Amalienburg, Nymphenburg Palace park. München, Deutschland.

I couldn’t find a picture to do it justice, but when my professor showed us his photography of Hall of Mirrors Nymphenburg Palace park, I thought, “If I ever get married, that’s where it’s going to happen.” It’s so pretty.

Photographer: David Leventi

This photograph by David Leventi displays the Cuvillies Theatre in Munich Germany. I like this photo because of its symmetry, and also because of how the rows of seats add dimension to the photo.


Kurz bevor sich der Vorhang lüftet, wollt ich Euch Durchblick geben… Meine Cam hat wohl schon zuviel vom Wiener Blut ;) (at Cuvilliés Theatre)