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Landshut Residenz, Landshut

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The Landshut Residence is a palace in Landshut, Lower Bavaria.HistoryIn 1536 Louis X, Duke of Bavaria laid the foundation stone for a new residence in the inner city of Landshut. It was begun in German Renaissance style under the architect Bernhard Zwitzel from Augsburg; this palace is today known as the "German building" (in German: Deutscher Bau). During a journey to Italy the duke got the inspiration for an additional palace.Behind the German building, close to the river Isar, the so-called "Italian building" (in German: Italienischer Bau) was constructed from 1537 to 1543 in Italian Renaissance style with a spacious courtyard and the palace chapel. It was modeled in particular after the Palazzo Te in Mantua, and was the first Italian style palace erected north of the Alps. Both buildings were connected by two wings. The paintings in the rooms were created by the Germans Hermanus Posthumus, Hans Bocksberger the Elder and Ludwig Refinger, while the stucco was done by Italian artists.When Count William of Birkenfeld-Gellnhausen, who became later the first Duke in Bavaria, resided in the palace from 1780 onwards the facade of the German building was altered in French Neo-classical style and the so-called "Birkenfeld Rooms" were constructed. These rooms were decorated again with early wallpaper, when Crown Prince Ludwig lived here in the early 19th century, in the course of his studies in Landshut. These rooms are today a part of the Residence Museum, together with the halls of the Italian building.
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  • A beautiful house with a nice '' Italian '' room to inspect. Out in the courtyard, there are arcades that makes it the '' Italian ''. Why not combine a visit here with the Castle if you have time, then buy a combination ticket which gives an economic saving. An attraction that can be recommended.
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  • The Italian party (so named since the time precisely because Renaissance Italian) is definitely the best decorated and frescoed rooms with beautiful taste. Almost even the ceilings of the German side. Decidedly unattractive pseudo-modern art museums that have put in some salt.
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  • Art and history buffs will enjoy residence on a visit to the Landshut. Even from the outside, this beautiful Renaissance building has delighted us. It was especially nice on a guided tour to meet also the Interior, above all, because we had a great tour.
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  • The Italian party (so named since the time precisely because Renaissance Italian) is definitely the best decorated and frescoed rooms with beautiful taste. Almost even the ceilings of the German side. Decidedly unattractive pseudo-modern art museums that have put in some salt.
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  • Beautiful rooms and an interesting exhibition on the history of Bavaria for € 3.50 admission. Worth a visit.
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  • From 1536 until 1543, town residence of the Wittelsbach Dukes as the first Renaissance palace of Italian style north of the Alps in the middle of the Gothic towers over the brick Tower of the St. Martin's Church, distinct Landshuter built old town. Consists of House (old town side) and the designed three-winged Italian construction (back), between which an elegant arcade-lined courtyard extends, which exudes a Mediterranean flair with its colonnades and fountains the Germans modeled on the Palazzo del Te in Mantua. The standing opposite the residence hall, 1380 from three Gothic houses with connecting neo-Gothic façade from 1860, is a location in the ARD series "For Christ's sake".
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