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  Shell House Talks - Gallery - Der Grottenhof - Munich - Bavaria  
     
  Der Grottenhof - built by Frriedrich Sustris after 1583, is really a Loggia or internal shell-grotto room.
The only similar stucture in England is at Woburn Abbey (c 1620 by Isacc de Caus).
Reaching over 30' high it contains a water feature with a statue of Mercury.
The renaissance design is composed of sculptures decorated with indigenous European shells, minerals and tufa rock.
The grotto was rebuilt by artisans after WW2 damage.
 
     
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Der Grottenhof - Munich
Der Grottenhof
 
Der Grottenhof - Munich
Der Grottenhof
 
Der Grottenhof - Munich
Der Grottenhof
 
Der Grottenhof - Munich
Der Grottenhof
 
Der Grottenhof - Munich
Der Grottenhof
 
         
 
     
     
     
 
 
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