Earlier you toured Munich Residenz. That palatial estate was initially called Neuveste (New Fortress) because it was designed to replace Alter Hof (Old Court) shown here. This was the imperial palace of the House of Wittelsbach lineage from the mid-13th century until the 15th century. Their 15th century coat of arms is on the left. One of the most famous residents was Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV (reign 1328-1347). After the Dukes of Bavaria moved to Munich Residenz in the 16th century, Alter Hof became government offices. The tower is the Burgstock Wing.