King Maximilian (1811-1864)
• 1848: Maximilian II (1811-1864) becomes King of Bavaria after the abdication of his father King Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786-1868).
Maximilian II had the desire to create an elegant avenue in Munich near his Royal Residence. Made in the Neo Gothic style, measurig 23 m wide and 1,164 m long, the avenue is named after him, « Maximilian »strasse. The King was the father of King Louis II of Bavaria and an uncle of Sissi (Empress of Austria) and her sister Helene (Princess of Thurn & Taxis), they later return to the hotel.