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Blutenburg Castle, Munich

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Blutenburg Castle is an old ducal country seat in the west of Munich, Germany, on the banks of river Würm.HistoryThe castle was built between two arms of the River Würm for Duke Albert III, Duke of Bavaria in 1438–39 as a hunting-lodge, replacing an older castle burned down in war. The origin of this castle is a moated castle of the 13th Century. The core of this castle was a residential tower, the remains of which were uncovered in 1981. The fortress was first mentioned in writing only in 1432.Albert's son, Duke Sigismund of Bavaria, ordered extensions of the castle beginning in 1488; he died here in 1501. The main building became derelict during the Thirty Years War, but was rebuilt in 1680–81. The castle is still surrounded by a ring wall with three towers and a gate tower. The defensive character of the castle, however, was with the reconstruction in 17th Century significantly reduced. The plant was already at that time no longer defensible.The chapelSigismund of Bavaria also ordered the construction of the palace chapel, a splendid masterpiece of late Gothic style which still has preserved its stained-glass windows, along with the altars with three paintings created in 1491 by Jan Polack. The cycle of the statues of the apostles on the side walls was built around 1490/95. The executive master is controversial, which is why the statues are assigned to the "Master of the Blutenburg apostles." The apostles can not always be clearly identified as the attributes were partially reversed or lost. Appendant to these figures the "Man of Sorrows" and the distinguished "Mother of God" (Blutenburger Madonna) were erected in the choir on crest consoles that match those of the apostles.
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  • the walk up is worth the view from 700+ meters. though the castle has a lot of ruins, there is much preserved. The 360 degree view from the top overlooks many miles of this gorgeous area, Be careful o...  more »
  • Wonderful place. The castle itself is interesting not only for, but also the area around. There it is worth to go for a whole day.
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  • Great location with very nice courtyard. Good menu. Wonderful to drink something. But the food quality was Bah. Meat was so tough that one could not chew it. Not the point.
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  • The castle itself is well kept and interesting. The restaurant however was a little pricey (but tasted really good) and our waiter could have been a little quicker and a little more friendly.
  • Nice small and very cosy castle in a very picturesque lake. Good for walking around.
  • Guter Kuchen, unfassbar schlechter Service... man fühlt sich nicht willkomen, 4x erfolglos nach Bedienung gefragt. Als endlich jmd kam, sehr unfreundlicher Service. Location ist allerdings sehr schön, direkter Seeblick.
  • Nice castle with the restaurant which is a bit overpriced
  • Weihnachtsmarkt was very nicely placed and organized, sausage with chili was hot and the surroundigs with swans and a lot of small river channels is very romantic.