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Schleissheim palace complex, Oberschleissheim

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#20 of 94 in Historic Sites in Upper Bavaria
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Composed of three places set in an expansive, Baroque park, Schleissheim palace complex served as a summer residence for the Bavarian rulers of the House of Wittelsbach. The Old Palace was built as a Renaissance country house and hermitage by William V in 1598. You can still see the original central gate and clock tower, along with exhibits on religious culture and the history of Prussia. The New Palace is an important example of German Baroque architecture, with many resonant halls and galleries retaining their original late Baroque decoration, mostly focused on the German victory over the Turks. Lastly, the smaller Lustheim Palace is a 17th-century Italian-style garden villa built for Maximilian II Emanuel and his first wife, Austrian princess Maria Antonia. Lying on a circular island in the Baroque court garden, the villa contains 18th-century frescoes, as well as an extensive collection of Meissen porcelain. To visit Schleissheim palace complex and other attractions in Oberschleissheim, use our Oberschleissheim travel itinerary maker.
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  • Neues Schloss and Palace Grounds Not included in the ticket price of Deutsches Museum is the tour of Neues Schloss and Palace Grounds, which a visitor will at least pass by when walking to Museum Flug...  more »
  • This is a great castle with beautiful grounds to walk around in. Perfect if staying at the Hotel zum Kurfurst, since it is a 2 minute walk away. Very relaxing place, never a lot of tourists, just a gr...  more »
  • This beautiful castle complex, built by the Wittlesbachs, is in a large baroque park in the style of Versailles. The park, which is a beautiful example of baroque landscape with glittering fountains a...  more »
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  • Beautiful Castle close to the city limits, just a bike ride away:)
  • The new palace is architecturally grand but I was very disappointed by Amigoni's frescoes. It's worth to see the hall and staircase: great examples of german baroque. The Lustheim Palace has the most splendid collection of fine china. The park itself can totally compete with the one from Versailles. Le Nôtre would appreciate.
  • Three Schloss in total, I came alone and the whether is cold that day, but the Schloss did not upset me like the whether. Swans are cute, they were not afraid to be close with people, but some were naughty since they seemed somehow angry, I am not sure if it was due to their hunger. I really love the splendid domes of every Schloss ! Student price is 6 euro for three sites, that's a bargain. Cool
  • This is an excellent opportunity to visit a typical Bavarian Mansion/Castle just a few miles off Munich. There is something for any age: you can walk on the gardens, visit the inside, relax at the biergarten (or have local specialties, which are excellent). And right by, you can visit the branch of the Deutsche Museum based on a WWII airfield, with planes, and activities for kids. You can make it into a daily trip. Highly recommended.
  • Incredibly beautiful castle complex. Possibly the most peaceful place in Munich on a slow day.