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Munich Schleissheim Palaces less crowded than Nymphenburg

The Old Schleissheim Palace, which was designed in the style of Andrea Palladio in the late renaissance, was completed in 1623; the history of Schleissheim Palace started with a renaissance country house in 1598

The Old Schleissheim Palace, which was designed in the style of Andrea Palladio in the late renaissance, was completed in 1623; the history of Schleissheim Palace started with a renaissance country house in 1598

The Great Gallery in the New Palace is an important example of German Baroque architecture; the number of paintings in the palace was overwhelming with just a few from names I recognized

The Great Gallery in the New Palace is an important example of German Baroque architecture; the number of paintings in the palace was overwhelming with just a few from names I recognized

Imperial bedroom of the Electoral Princess; the palace complex here is among the largest and most impressive of the Wittelsbach dynasty's residences in Bavaria

Imperial bedroom of the Electoral Princess; the palace complex here is among the largest and most impressive of the Wittelsbach dynasty's residences in Bavaria

In 1722 the Venetian painter Jacopo Amigoni created what was at the time the largest ceiling painting in the world in the Large Hall of the New Palace

In 1722 the Venetian painter Jacopo Amigoni created what was at the time the largest ceiling painting in the world in the Large Hall of the New Palace

The Palace Park is one of the few remaining Baroque gardens that has survived with very little change; the fundamental design was created in 1684

The Palace Park is one of the few remaining Baroque gardens that has survived with very little change; the fundamental design was created in 1684

The palace complex is reached from central Munich by taking the subway to the end of the line and then a bus to the village of Oberschleißheim

The palace complex is reached from central Munich by taking the subway to the end of the line and then a bus to the village of Oberschleißheim

This model shows the original plan for the Schleissheim Palace complex; after Max Emanuel lost Bavaria in the War of the Spanish Succession palace plans were scaled down

This model shows the original plan for the Schleissheim Palace complex; after Max Emanuel lost Bavaria in the War of the Spanish Succession palace plans were scaled down

Belgian tapestries from 1715 adorn this room in the apartment of Elector Max Emanuel; Max Emanuels's son Emperor Charles VII Albert preferred the more private atmosphere of Nymphenburg Palace, so only one of four planned wings was completed

Belgian tapestries from 1715 adorn this room in the apartment of Elector Max Emanuel; Max Emanuels's son Emperor Charles VII Albert preferred the more private atmosphere of Nymphenburg Palace, so only one of four planned wings was completed

In Paths of Glory (1957), directed by Stanley Kubrick, the New Palace served as the French Army division headquarters; the execution of World War I French soldiers was filmed in the grand garden and the court martial in the Great Hall

In Paths of Glory (1957), directed by Stanley Kubrick, the New Palace served as the French Army division headquarters; the execution of World War I French soldiers was filmed in the grand garden and the court martial in the Great Hall

The magnificent faience stove by Antonio Canavese was added in 1729 in the time of Elector Karl Albrecht; admission to all 3 palaces was 8 euros

The magnificent faience stove by Antonio Canavese was added in 1729 in the time of Elector Karl Albrecht; admission to all 3 palaces was 8 euros

The New Palace is more than 300 meters in length with the main building divided by 37 garden-sided window bays; the palace complex suffered significant damage in World War 2

The New Palace is more than 300 meters in length with the main building divided by 37 garden-sided window bays; the palace complex suffered significant damage in World War 2

The Victory Hall; Elector Max Emanuel had great ambitions and hoped to be made emperor so he had planned a massive complex, only some of which eventually was built

The Victory Hall; Elector Max Emanuel had great ambitions and hoped to be made emperor so he had planned a massive complex, only some of which eventually was built

The vestibule in the New Palace was completed in 1726; it was built by Elector Max Emanuel in the country about 10 miles north of Munich

The vestibule in the New Palace was completed in 1726; it was built by Elector Max Emanuel in the country about 10 miles north of Munich

Prayer Room; since it was more difficult to reach, this palace complex is much less crowded than the Nymphenburg Palace

Prayer Room; since it was more difficult to reach, this palace complex is much less crowded than the Nymphenburg Palace

The Schleissheim Palace comprises three individual palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim; the palace was a summer residence of the Bavarian rulers of the House of Wittelsbach

The Schleissheim Palace comprises three individual palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim; the palace was a summer residence of the Bavarian rulers of the House of Wittelsbach

The Schloßwirtschaft Oberschleißheim Biergarten is located on the palace grounds, with seating for 1,000; its roots trace back to 1597, when the founder of the Hofbräuhaus brewery retired to a farm there

The Schloßwirtschaft Oberschleißheim Biergarten is located on the palace grounds, with seating for 1,000; its roots trace back to 1597, when the founder of the Hofbräuhaus brewery retired to a farm there

Elector Max Emanuel had the hunting lodge of Lustheim built between 1684-1688 to celebrate his wedding to the emperor's daughter; it provides a focal point at the end of the extensive Baroque garden

Elector Max Emanuel had the hunting lodge of Lustheim built between 1684-1688 to celebrate his wedding to the emperor's daughter; it provides a focal point at the end of the extensive Baroque garden

Since 1968 the Lustheim Palace has housed a grand collection of Meissen porcelain, only bested by the Porzellansammlung in the Zwinger in Dresden

Since 1968 the Lustheim Palace has housed a grand collection of Meissen porcelain, only bested by the Porzellansammlung in the Zwinger in Dresden

This tiny keg-like piece (I'm not sure what its function was) was made in 1740; the Wittelsbachs sure liked porcelain with thousands of pieces in their collection

This tiny keg-like piece (I'm not sure what its function was) was made in 1740; the Wittelsbachs sure liked porcelain with thousands of pieces in their collection

The Grand Canal is part of the northern Munich channel system, a system of waterways that connected also to the complex of Nymphenburg Palace.

The Grand Canal is part of the northern Munich channel system, a system of waterways that connected also to the complex of Nymphenburg Palace.

The interior of the Lustheim Palace is dominated by this large banqueting hall; Max Emanuel had the palace built to celebrate his victory over the Turks at the Gates of Vienna

The interior of the Lustheim Palace is dominated by this large banqueting hall; Max Emanuel had the palace built to celebrate his victory over the Turks at the Gates of Vienna

These vases were made in 1740; unfortunately all of the descriptions in the porcelain museum were in German so I'm lacking details

These vases were made in 1740; unfortunately all of the descriptions in the porcelain museum were in German so I'm lacking details

The Old Palace now hosts 2 branches of the Bavarian National Museum - a folklore collection and an exhibition of the regional culture of East and West Prussia (yawn)

The Old Palace now hosts 2 branches of the Bavarian National Museum - a folklore collection and an exhibition of the regional culture of East and West Prussia (yawn)

Meissen porcelain started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers near Dresden

Meissen porcelain started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers near Dresden

1720 teapot; access to the grounds is free so there were joggers, dog walkers and people just out enjoying the beautiful grounds on a warm day

1720 teapot; access to the grounds is free so there were joggers, dog walkers and people just out enjoying the beautiful grounds on a warm day

On such a perfect day, I found a park bench where I laid down and finished The Other Woman by Daniel Silva; I love the European settings in all his suspense novels

On such a perfect day, I found a park bench where I laid down and finished The Other Woman by Daniel Silva; I love the European settings in all his suspense novels

1735 vases; the Munich subway system was modern and clean with a single journey costing 3 euros if you stayed in the central city

1735 vases; the Munich subway system was modern and clean with a single journey costing 3 euros if you stayed in the central city

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