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  • Lustheim Schloss and Asslan
    Lustheim Schloss and Asslan
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    Altes Schloss and Neues Schloss area

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 19, 2013

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    Germany's biggest baroque parks is the Schleissheim Schlosspark.
    The Schleißheim Garden with its surrounding canals and the large bosket area between Lustheim and the New Palace was designed from 1684 by Henrico Zucalli when Lustheim Palace was built.
    From 1689 an extensive canal system was created, the prerequisite for a baroque pleasure garden in the grand style. Dominique Girard, who was working in Nymphenburg at the same time, laid out the garden on the basis of this framework between 1717 and 1726, while the New Palace was being built.

    We advise to visit and watch its beautiful castles and sights:
    Altes Schloss (1598 - 1623).
    Parterre zwischen Altem und Neuem Schloss (ca. 1881- C. von Effner)
    Neues Schloss (ab 1701)
    Parterre (ca. 1717 - D. Girard)
    Kaskade (ca. 1733 bzw. 1865)
    Mittelkanal (ca. 1781)
    Lindenalleen (ca. 1684 - Zuccalli)
    Seitenkanssle (ca. 1690)
    Boskettbereich (ca. 1700 bzw. 1865)
    Achtstrahliger Doppelring als Mitte des Boskettbereichs (Sudachse auf St. Michael)

    Neues Schloss area Neues Schloss area
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    Schloss-park fountains and canals

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 19, 2013

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    The territory of the park is surrounded by numerous channels. Though the district has rather flat character, water from channels acts in step fountains where it is overthrown downwards by a fine raging stream. The engineering device of this water-complex system causes deep admiration.
    Kaskade (ca. 1733 bzw. 1865)
    Mittelkanal (ca. 1781)
    Seitenkanäle (ca. 1690)
    Achtstrahliger Doppelring als Mitte des Boskettbereichs (Südachse auf St. Michael)
    Ringkanal um Schloß Lustheim (ca. 1781)

    You can watch my 5 min 45 sec Video Oberschleissheim Park out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Lustheim Schloss

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 19, 2013

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    Lustheim Schloss (Tue-Sun 10.00-16.00) represents the small hunting castle surrounded by channels. The fine collection of Meissen porcelain is exhibited in the castle.
    A "pleasure buildng" that set an example in architectural history with a type of ceiling fresco that was new at that time. An exquisite collection of Meissen porcelain.
    The hunting lodge and garden palace, Lustheim Palace, which the Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria had built in 1684 to 1689, on the occasion of his marraige to the Austrian Emperor's daughter, Maria Antonia, is in the park of Schleissheim Palace.

    Oberschlossheim - Lustheim Schloss Lustheim Schloss and Asslan
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    Neues Schloss

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 19, 2013

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    "Elector Max Emanuel's Versailles" - a monument to the imperial dreams of an absolutist baroque prince and a gallery palace of an ardent art collector.
    The construction of Neues Schloss was finished in 1848. However it was not possible to connect both the palaces in uniform ensemble.
    Neues Schloss (Tue-Sun 10.00-16.00) is constructed in styles of baroque and rococo. It has a name of "Small Bavarian Versailles". The gallery of painting of the European baroque is placed now in the castle.
    "Victory over the Turks!" ...proclaims the pogramme on the top floor of the central buildng. J.B. Zimmermann's magnificent stucco sculpture features the heads of Turks, war trophies, atlas slaves.
    Unfortunately it was Monday and we couldn't get inside the Palace.

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    Altes Schloss

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 19, 2013

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    Altes Schloss (tue-sun 10.00-16.00) was a residence of Bavarian electors (kurfursts). It is a branch of the Bavarian national museum. The museum of cult subjects of Christian nations of the world, and also a museum of East and Western Prussia are placed there.
    Unfortunately the modern building represents only a pale shadow of that building which existed before destructive bombardments of the Second world war. It has got an original form only outside.

    Opposite the grand electoral palace is the ducal mansion, a building from the late renaissance period with handsome gable lucarnes and a stairway in the centre. The interior was decorated by Candid.
    After serious destruction in the war, it was partially rebuilt and partially reconstructed in 1972. The original palace was built by Schön the Elder in 1616-23 for Maximilian I with extensive estate buildings.
    Western section of the Schleißheim palace complex
    (Old Palace and courtyards):
    1 Well-house with pumps
    2 Wilhelmshof
    3 Maximilianshof
    4 Schleißheim Old Palace
    5 Parterre

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    Schleißheim palace complex

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 19, 2013

    Oberschleissheim is a place where the electors of Bavaria felt at home centuries ago. The palaces and an extensive park are next to our hotel and convey peace and quality of life to the visitor today.

    Opening hours
    Schleißheim Old and New Palace, Lustheim Palace
    April-September: 9 am-6 pm
    October-March: 10 am-4 pm
    Closed Mondays
    Schöner Stall und Renatuskapelle (Pavilions near Lustheim Palace)
    April-September: 9 am-6 pm
    Closed Mondays
    Closed October-March
    All objects closed on:
    1 January, Shrove Tuesday,
    24 / 25 / 31 December

    Waterworks
    from April to mid-September every day between 10 am and 4 pm
    Admission charges
    Combination ticket
    "Schleißheim Old and New Palace, Lustheim Palace":
    8 euros regular / 6 euros reduced
    Old Palace
    3 euros regular / 2 euros reduced
    New Palace
    4.50 euros regular / 3.50 euros reduced
    Lustheim Palace
    3.50 euros regular / 2.50 euros reduced
    Schöner Stall und Renatuskapelle (Pavilions near Lustheim Palace)
    admission free

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    Schlessheim Gardens

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 4, 2012

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    Styled by Henrico Zucalli in 1684, these are some of the finest gardens and greenery around this area of all Germany. They are very well maintained and it feels like you would be in a serene zen environment with all the water and fountains. In 1689 and extensive canal system was created, and the basic style was laid out in 1717-26 by the horticulturalist; Dominique Girard. The parterre ws built at the lower level of the New Palace, and the waterworks with many sculptures and statues decorate the grounds. a

    Fountains and pool in the gardens Looking toward the Lustheim through  fountain mist Looking out from New Palace to the gardens Front gardens of New Palace
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    Lustheim Palace

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 4, 2012

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    It was built to please and present to Maria Antonio, wife of Maximilian I. It was intended to be called a hunting lodge, but was much more, with a large hall, and parties were held here for the great times of old. Today, this has a large collection of Meissen porcelain and still retains its class inside.

    Picturesuque view of the palce and gardens View of the rear of the palace Painted ceilings throughout the palace Symbol of human faults in monkey themes
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    Alte-Old Palace

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 4, 2012

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    This was built in 1617-23 and now is still reknowned for being one of the most elegant of in Italian village style and is still said t be one of the best palaces short of Venice for elegance and class. It was originally a hermitage of Duke Wilhelm V, who also had a house built on the "farm". By 1617 it was rebuilt and today shows the style of the period.
    There are two museums inside-one of Prussian times of 1700-1800's, and the other has 6,000 pieces/scenes of religious culture from around the world, some from festivals collected, and others of private art works depicting the time.

    View of the Old Palace front and garden Collection of Prussian/Bavarian culture items Collection of religious scenes of Nativity View of icon symbols of religion Art works of elaborate spries of churches
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    New Palace-Grand ARt GAllery

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 4, 2012

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    This is the paintings of the culture and rulers of the times in Bavaria. The hall is 183 feet long, and holds paintings of famous painters of the time; like Rubens, Antony van Dyke, Reni, and many more. It is the collection of Bavaria State, and dedicated to this palace for display,

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    New Palace Inside

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 4, 2012

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    The inside is like not many to compare. It has a huge staircase that leads to the second level, which is the grand hall and very large paintings. This is of that grand hall that was used for banquets and events. The style of ceilings is mostly Rococo and has much plastered decor.

    Very large painting and ceiling View of paintings and sculptures in grand hall Painted dome in staircase View of dome and ornate staricase Decorated ceiling and columns of grand hall
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    New Palace

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 4, 2012

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    This is the large palace built between 1701-04. It stayed like this until 1729 when one wing was added. Later the intent was to add four wings, but only one more got constructed because Charles Albert the II who ruled then preferred the Nymphenburg. Maximilian Joseph III had much of the inside decorated in Rococo style. Today it has a great hall and huge staircase leading to it, hall of mirrors that is 183 feet long, and many very nice rooms still furnished.
    Henrico Zucalli designed the palace, but Max Emanuel was in exile for 11 years due to the Spanish Succession War, and the delay took until 1719 to commence again. The one wing added in 1763 finished the look of today; but was destroyed in WWII. It has a large and wide staircase leading the the grand hall, four state apartments, and gallery of Baroque art.

    Panorama view of the palace front-grounds Close up view of the front Angle of one wing Right wing of the palace
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    Altes Schloss - overview

    by Mikebond Updated Jul 18, 2008

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    The Altes Schloss (Old Castle) was erected by Duke Wilhelm V of the family Wittelsbach between 1597 and 1616. It is very beautiful outside, but it is even more interesting inside, where you can visit a museum about Preußen (Prussia) as well as an exhibition of cribs from all over the world. I don't know if this exhibition was temporary or if it is permanent.
    The ticket costs 2-3 euro for adults and 1 euro for students. If you want to visit also the Neues Schloss and the Schloss Lustheim, you'd better buy an inclusive ticket for around 6 euro.

    Altes Schloss
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    Museum of aeronautics

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Aug 4, 2006

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    The museum of aeronautics is located near to Neues Schloss. The museum is a branch of the German museum. Old planes, restoration workshops are presented in the museum. Sometimes it is possible to observe flights of retro models.

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    Altes Schloss - museum: Königsberg

    by Mikebond Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    I'm almost sure that this painting portrays Königsberg, but it could also represent Danzig (see previous tip).
    Königsberg was one of the most important, if not the most important Prussian cities, especially from the cultural point of view. Many Germans will be proud to tell you that it is there that philosopher of the Enlightenment Immanuel Kant was born, wrote his great (boring, I would say) books and died.
    Unfortunately, when the city passed under Russia and the USSR, taking the present name of Kaliningrad, its importance started to decline. Today Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave between Polska and Lietuva and his location has become a problem since the two countries joined the European Union in 2004 and inhabitants from Kaliningrad are being asked for a visa to travel to the rest of Russia. I hope this issue will be solved soon.

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