As part of the 100th anniversary of the Free State of Bavaria, the cultural historical special exhibition at the fair this year is dedicated to the “Treasures of the Wittelsbach” The history of the Bavarian royal family stretches around 900 to 1,000 years, in which the Wittelsbachs were closely linked to the political development of Europe. From the 13th century until the revolution in 1918 and beyond, the special exhibition traces the history and significance of their imperial insignia, treasures and extravagant accessories. Grandiose original pieces of jewellery can be seen from museums as well as private collections that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. Among the exhibits presented at the exhibition are also the precious objects of the two most famous Wittelsbachs: Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary and King Ludwig II. As a fashion icon of her time, Sissi adorned herself with necklaces, tiaras, pendants or brooches as well as her famous “Sissi stars”. This will include original pieces in the special exhibition as well as the precious ones of the generous Bavarian fairytale king. In addition to personal objects, valuable gifts to close friends are also part of the exhibition, such as a casket of 585 gold with different diamond roses, which he left to the composer Richard Wagner.