1825 King Ludwig I ascended the Bavarian throne and the gallery was founded by J. M.Hermann and named “J.M. Hermann’sche Kunsthandlung”. The gallery enjoyed immediate success.
1840 Hermann gave the gallery to his daughter whose husband was Heinrich Wimmer. Thename changed to “Heinrich Wimmer’sche Hofkunsthandlung”.
1860 The gallery was purchased by August Humplmayer who was already associated with the gallery. He renamed it “Gallerie Wimmer”.
Humplmayer was a gifted art dealer and businessman. He expanded the business within Europe and built a presence in London and New York. In the 1870-1900 era the gallery sold to the United States more than 200 primarily Bavarian and Tyrolean paintings.
1867 The gallery provided paintings for the World Exhibition in Paris.
1869 The gallery moved to the prestigious Briennerstrasse near the royal court and provided paintings for the “Grosse Internationale Kunstausstellung” in Munich.
1985 After several generations as a family property the rights to the name “Galerie Wimmer” were purchased by Christine Rettinger, who has run the gallery successfully for 30 years.
2016 The gallery moved to Berg on Lake Starnberg, an elegant suburb, twenty minutes south of Munich and a former royal summer residence.