chapter  6
Byzantium in Bavaria
ByAlbrecht Berger
Pages 18

And he adds that Ludwig was so impressed by the Palatine Chapel of Palermo that he exclaimed spontaneously when he le it aer the Christmas service in 1817, ‘Such a chapel I wish to have!’6

Eight years later, shortly aer his second trip to Sicily in 1824, Ludwig I became King of Bavaria on his father’s death, and almost immediately gave the order to build the new court-chapel of Munich. e designated architect for this project was Leo von Klenze; and here the problems began, for Klenze preferred the classic style and was anything but happy when he received the request to build, of all things, an imitation of the chapel in Palermo.