Kriegszerstörtes Preysing-Palais in der Theatinerstraße, München (1945/46)
The Bavarian capital was badly hit during the air raids on Munich in the Second World War. Half of the city’s total area was destroyed, and as much as 90 percent of the old town. In addition to its importance as the location of companies important to the war such as BMW, Krauss-Maffei, Meiller, Südbremse, Dornier, etc., the "capital of the National Socialism movement" was also an important target in terms of propaganda.
On 29/30 April 1945, fighting broke out during the invasion of the US army. Munich was badly damaged by 73 air raids (1940-1945).
The reconstruction of the old town according to a plan by Karl Meitinger (1882-1970) was carried out in traditional building designs with widened streets.
The Palais Preysing suffered severe damage during air raids in 1944 and was destroyed except for the façade.
It was restored in its old form between 1956 and 1958 by Erwin Schleich (1925-1992), and the interior was spatially re-arranged, apart from the former vestibule.
Bayerischer Landesverein für Heimatpflege e.V.