Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse in Munich, Germany - Encircle Photos

Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse in Munich, Germany

Kardinal Faulhaber-Strasse is only 600 feet long. Yet, in the 17th and 18th centuries, this street was lined with palaces (grandiose mansions) of counts and countesses. During the 19th century, major banks were added. This is the façade of the former Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechselbank. Hypobank was the Bavarian central bank. Admire the sculptures of Hugo Kaufmann. Between the Wittelsbach shield above the door is a caryatid (left) and an atlas (right). Perched above the pediment wearing winged shoes and a winged hat is Mercury, the Roman god of financial gain. Presumably, beside him is Ceres, the goddess of agriculture.


Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 10, 80333 München, Germany


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