by Antonio Gil December. 26, 2020 334 views

The Marstallmuseum (Museum in the former royal stables ) in Munich is one of the most important museums for court carriages in the world. It is located in the South Wing of Nymphenburg Palace.

On display is a vehicle park from the time of the Bavarian and Palatine electors and kings of the House of Wittelsbach. The collection gives an extensive overview of the development of the carriages from the end of the 17th century to the end of the 19th century with exhibits from Germany, France and England. On display are especially royal coaches, barouches, sledges, litters and even a carousel. WIKIPEDIA

The showpiece of the museum has long been the Coronation Coach of Emperor Karl VII, one of the most beautiful state coaches in the French Rococo style.

An information sign at the museum read that: “opulent, gilded sleighs with figural decoration can be dated back to the 16th century at the Munich Court. In the inventory to the Court stables from the year 1600 they are listed separately to the “ordinary” sleighs for overland travel. These carousel sleighs were the glorious high point in European sleigh culture in the Baroque period.”

Processions of these exquisitely decorated sleighs were a favoured winter activity of the Munich Court. They were held to mark important visits, on January 6 (Epiphany), and were especially popular during Carnival time. During Carnival, members of the Court would dress up in costumes and wear masks. Sleighs would also be driven along a marked course by a “cavalier” while the lady would use a lance, sword, or other tournament weapon to hit a ring or paper-mâché target.

This gorgeous velvet horse blanket was made for Karl Albrecht in 1737-1738. It contains 426 gilded brass bells.

♫♫ Marstallmuseum Nymphenburg ♫♫

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José Manuel 3 months, 2 weeks ago

smile👌 👌 👌 👌

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Your photos are wonderful but I must add that the gold is quite gaudy. Wonder how heavy that horse blanket is.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Everything was gaudy in those times 😊 Thanks dear friend

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Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Impressive, a great contrast with the normal people if that time

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Indeed, good times but just for some.

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Amy Daniels 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Beautiful captures and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas 🎄

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 3 months, 3 weeks ago

You too dear friend. 😊 Not my kind of pictures but that's what I've seen.

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