CUVILLIÉS, François de, the Elder
(b. 1695, Soignies, Hainaut, d. 1768, München)

Exterior view

1734-39
Photo
Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich

The Amalienburg is an elaborate hunting lodge in the grounds of Nymphenburg Palace, Munich. It was constructed in 1734–1739 by François de Cuvilliés, in Rococo style, for the later Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII and his wife, Maria Amalia of Austria.

The picture shows the façade of Amalienburg in the park of the Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace). It is considered the masterpiece of François de Cuvilliés, the French architect active in Munich.