A princely life in modern times – the House of Thurn und Taxis in Bavaria
In 1812 the House of Thurn und Taxis received the former Imperial Abbey of St. Emmeram as compensation for the loss of the Bavarian postal monopoly. This was converted into a palace that still serves as the residence for this royal dynasty.
The Princes of Thurn and Taxis lived here for almost two hundred years after they moved from Frankfurt to Regensburg in 1748. In 1816, the palace was converted into a magnificent residence that is regarded as one of the most important examples of historicism in Germany.