Royal Bavarian

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What is the Royal Bavarian font?

RoyalBavarian was comissioned by King Ludwig the First of Bavaria about 1834. He was probably the greatest king Bavaria ever had, but he fell in disgrace for a short affair with the infamous Lola Montez and subsequently had to resign. He died in 1868, peaceful and happy in Nice on the French Riviera.
I happened on an original etching of his type-guidelines for official writers of those days about 20 years ago. I always thought it was a very nice Fraktur (Blackletter), not a sturdy militaristic one as most of them are. Being me, I started with first tests immediately and then just forgot the font on my computer. When I was sorting out old stuff a couple of months ago I happened on the etchings once again and kept on working intermittently on the letters. More…
The Plain cut is pretty much like the king wanted it. The Fancy cut is more to my liking and very decorative.
Yours in a royal mood, Gert Wiescher.

Royal Bavarian Font families

The Royal Bavarian includes the following font families:

  • Royal Bavarian Plain
  • Royal Bavarian Fancy

Royal Bavarian Preview

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Is Royal Bavarian Free to Download?

No, i'm afraid not. Every single font that we feature on is a paid-for, premium font. There is no point trying to find a free download of Royal Bavarian so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Royal Bavarian for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Royal Bavarian remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Royal Bavarian and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)