Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Hohenschwangau Read more

© Marcus Ebener
© Marcus Ebener

The former Hotel Alpenrose, set directly on the Alpsee Lake right below the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, is being converted into a new museum dedicated to the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty. This change is visible on the outside primarily through the construction of a new roof atop the one-storey connecting building, the former dining room of the historic hotel. The central new exhibition galleries have been conceived as a filigree steel structure housing a three-nave room layout. While the two outer barrel vaults have been cut away to afford a view of the surrounding landscape, the middle section is dominated by a large exhibition gallery. In the adjacent Hunting Lodge, the exhibition circuit continues across an overall floor area of approx. 1,000 square metres. In the former main building of Hotel Alpenrose, the ground floor will hold a restaurant with a spacious outdoor area on the shore of the Alpsee, while the upper levels will once again be used as a hotel.


Commendation - German Architecture Prize 2013
Architecture Prize 2013 of the Association of German Architects (BDA)in Bavaria, category »Perfection in the Details«
German Steel Construction Prize 2012

Competition 1st Prize, 2009
Client Schlosshotel Lisl GmbH & Co. KG
Planning started 2009
Completion 2011
Total floor area 6,100 sqm

Team: Per Köngeter

Planning and Realization
Project Coordination: Hanns Ziegler
Project Management: Per Köngeter
Team: Daniel Verhülsdonk, Sibel Yilmaz, Sandra Lorenz, Hjördis Klein, Ulf Theenhausen, Sebastian Haufe, Anna Dreeßen-Hüper, Fatma Wegner, Johanna Bornkamm, Brigitte Fischer, Tobias Steib, Marcus Ebener, Manuela Jochheim
Construction Management Coordination: Dirk Richter

Local Construction Management: Rustler Schmid Architekten, Friedberg
Structural engineering: ifb, Berlin
Marcus Ebener