King Maximilian II of Bavaria (reign 1848 to 1864) commissioned Friedrich Burklein to design a sophisticated structure to house the Upper Bavarian government. Gebäude Regierung von Oberbayern was completed in 1864. It was rebuilt after sustaining considerable damage during World War II. The terracotta clad building stretches 180 feet along Maximilianstraße. This is one of four royal avenues in Munich. You will admire several other buildings on this street with the impressive Perpendicular (English Gothic) architectural design.