MUNICH — Schleissheim

Schleissheim is a suburb of Munich found to the north of the city. It contains three palaces as well as an aviation museum.

The sights found here are:
Neues Schloss Schleissheim
Altes Schloss Schleissheim
Schloss Lustheim
Flugwerft Schleissheim

Neues Schloss Schleissheim

Neues Schloss Schleissheim
The palace was built as the residence of Prince-Elector Max Emanuel who hoped to become the next Emperor but he was forced into exile in 1704 before it was built. He returned in 1715 but the palace wasn’t finished until almost 20 years after it was first thought of. It is a very grand building modelled after Versailles and was decorated by some of the finest artists of the day. Some of the highlights of the interior include the staircase hall, the upstairs Large Hall and Victory Hall and the Large Gallery. There is an abundance of gilt and ornate carvings as well as some magnificent ceiling paintings by Cosmas Damian Asam. The palace is surrounded by a lovely park complete with a canal and waterfall.
For more information on the palace visit the website at:
http://www.schloesser-schleissheim.de/englisch/schleissheim/index.htm

Altes Schloss Schleissheim

Altes Schloss Schleissheim
This palace was originally built by Duke Wilhelm V and his son Maximilian 1 but was badly destroyed during WW2 and a lot of the original building was destroyed. It was reconstructed in the 1970’s but the only original features that remain are the western vestibule with its adjoining wall, the cellar vault and the stucco decoration of the former chapel. It is now used as a exhibition centre for modern religious art from all over the world.
For more information on the palace visit the website at:
http://www.schloesser-schleissheim.de/englisch/schleissheim/index.htm

Schloss Lustheim

Schloss Lustheim
This palace was built by Max Emanuel of Bavaria to celebrate his marriage to Maria Antonia, daughter of the Austrian Emperor. Its interior decoration has a hunting theme with frescoes of Diana, the goddess of hunting.
For more information on the palace visit the website at:
http://www.schloesser-schleissheim.de/englisch/schleissheim/index.htm

Traveller's Tip

If you are interested in porcelain make sure you don’t miss the magnificent collection of Meissener porcelain which is considered to be the best after the collection in Dresden.

Flugwerft Schleissheim
This museum is found close to the palaces and is built on Germany’s oldest airfield. It is the aviation branch of the Deutsches Museum found in Munich. There are both modern and historical planes, helicopters, hang gliders and engines housed here and if you like flying machines of any type then this is the place for you. For more information on the museum visit the website at:
http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/flugwerft/information