We explored the exterior of Munich's Palace Of Justice on August 2 of this year. The magnificent Beaux-Arts structure occupies three city blocks.
My brother and I first visited Munich in November 2002. Strolling the city streets, we encountered the enormous building by surprise and were instantly captivated by its beauty and grandeur.
The postcard below is from the 1890's, when the Palace Of Justice was Munich's newest public building.
The photograph below is from a travel guide of Germany published in the 1890's.
The photograph below, from 1945, shows the Palace Of Justice at war's end. The post-war reconstruction largely recreated the original exterior, but the lavish pre-war interior was much simplified during reconstruction.
Munich's Palace Of Justice was scene of numerous treason trials during World War II.
Members of The White Rose, among many others, were tried and condemned to death at Justizpalast.