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The House of Wittelsbach is a European royal dynasty in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. Like all minor civilizations, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.


  • Wittelsbach mountain trooper portrait.jpg Mountain Trooper: Bavarian Light Skirmisher that can spot enemies he recently damaged. Gains higher range and attack speed with Promotions.
  • Wittelsbach chevauleger portrait.jpg Chevauleger: Ranged Light Cavalry with a deadly hand attack. Good against Heavy Cavalry.


Age Technology Cost Effect
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Oktoberfest.png Oktoberfest 100 food,
100 wood,
100 coin
Each unit you have trained so far refunds a tiny fraction of its cost to the stockpile
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Ducal berg lancers.png Ducal Berg Lancers 500 food,
500 coin
Ships 5 Bavarian Chevaulegers and equips them with lances to inflict bonus damage to Infantry
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Schutzenfest.png Schützenfest 250 wood,
250 coin
Skirmishers gain more range, particularly Mountain Troopers
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Philhellenism.png Philhellenism 250 food,
250 wood
Natives, Outlaws, and Mercenaries are 10% cheaper and train 10% faster

Royal House ability[]

  • Alpine Horns: Spawns more Mountain Troopers the longer you wait and also reveals the location of all enemy buildings


The Wittelsbachs emerged the dominant ruling family of Bavaria in the late 1100s and played a heavy hand in the region for several centuries. As their prestige grew, they extended their influence far across Europe: south into Greece, west into Britain, and north into Scandinavia. In Sweden, Kings Charles XI and XII were renowned for the development of the Carolean army, which employed innovative tactics to score several military victories against opponents that far outnumbered them. Following the dissolution of the house’s Bavarian branch in 1777, its Palatine branch assumed control in its absence. In the 1800s, the House of Wittelsbach ruled the Kingdom of Bavaria, one of the most preeminent polities of the German-speaking world. They would remain in power until the end of World War I in 1918.

The Wittelsbachs were well-known for their regal splendor. The Bavarian King Ludwig II commissioned the construction of the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, a monument so fabulous that it contributed to his reputation as the “Swan King”.