The founding of the Schleißheim Palace dates back to Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria (lived 1548-1626), who in 1597 was able to negotiate the Schwaige Schleißheim with its Margaret chapel in a lonesome moor area for a large sum.
The Schleißheimer Park, both from Lustheim as well as the New Castle starting strictly and consciously related to the buildings, is one of the most important European Baroque gardens. Initially following Dutch example, French gardening specialist and hydraulic engineer Dominique Girard expanded the garden around the Grand Parterre in the style of Baroque French garden art. With his broderies, the water surfaces, the fountains and the cascade, he succeeded in creating an overall design that is second to none and has remained virtually unchanged in its fundamentals.
The ensemble of the New Palace, Old Palace, Lustheim Palace and the extensive Baroque gardens are impressive examples of courtly architecture and garden art from the 17th and 18th centuries.
May 26, 2019
The Schlossanlage Schleißheim is located in the municipality Oberschleißheim in the district of Munich. It is a complex of three individual palace buildings of the 17th and 18th centuries, which are connected axially by a generous garden. The area includes the west-facing Alte Schloss Schleißheim, the neighboring Neue Schloss Schleißheim and Lustheim Castle at the eastern end of the park. The building ensemble was built by the Bavarian Electors as a summer residence, but the complex remained unfinished.Schleißheim is one of the largest residences in the Munich area next to Nymphenburg Palace and is considered one of the most important Baroque sites in Germany. The palace complex is part of the Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes. All three castles and the park can be visited. In addition to the historical spatial sequences in the Old Castle changing exhibitions are shown, the castle Lustheim houses the Meissen porcelain collection Foundation Ernst Schneider. The New Castle serves as a baroque gallery of the Bavarian State Painting Collections.
June 12, 2019
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