Schloss Schleißheim is a monument to the fantasies of an absolutist ruler and a passionate art collector. Built during ... More
Neues Schloss Schleißheim
Schloss Schleißheim is a monument to the fantasies of an absolutist ruler and a passionate art collector. Built during the reign of Elector Max Emanuel, the splendid Baroque palace was intended as a royal residence, though the Elector himself was forced into exile and never lived here. Building work was begun in 1701 by Zuccalli and continued between 1719-26 by Joseph Effner the Younger. French architectural features are evident in the facade and the building's interior, which is a triumph of elegance. The most impressive rooms are the Große Saal, the Viktoriensaal and the Große Galerie.
With more than 4,000 paintings on display, the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery) is regarded as one of Europe's most
important museums of art from the 19th Century. Erected in 1853, the original building was destroyed during the Second ...