Grottenhof, to the west

Under William V, Frederick Sustris built the so-called Grottenhof, an inner garden in the Munich Residenz, in 1581-86. He designed one corner into an open grotto architecture, vaulted with a portico. From here one looks into the courtyard, in the center of which stands the Perseus Fountain (c. 1590); framed by brocaded putti with mythical animals (c. 1570/80). In 1944 the grotto hall collapsed and was rebuilt and decorated until 1958.


  • Title: Munich: Munich Residenz
  • Creator: Friedrich Sustris, Hubert Gerhard
  • Date Created: 1581/1590
  • Location: Munich Altstadt
  • Physical Dimensions: 17,3 cm x 23,3 cm
  • Type: Photo
  • Art Form: Architecture
  • Shooting date: 1930/1940
  • Photo: Günther Schmidt
  • Inventory Number Photothek: ZI-0919-02-00-028563

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