Schloss Schleissheim – A Visitor Haven
For tourists, there are few more beautiful sites in Munich, Germany than the Schloss Schleissheim. Made as the summer house of the then rulers of Bavaria, the whole structure consists of three different palaces that were constructed in a huge baroque park, located in the village of OberSchleissheim. The history of this area begins with a country house in the Renaissance period, which was founded by William the Fifth and located near the Dachau Palace. The first palace to be created was the Old Schleissheim Palace, becoming the oldest building in this park. The rooms were furnished by Peter Candid, and the clock tower as well as the central gate both date back to the first construction period.
At present, the Schloss Schleissheim is home to several different museums and exhibitions, most of which depict the old living styles of the residents here. The second palace to have been constructed, known as the Lustheim Palace, was built as a garden villa by Enrico Zuccalli back in 1684- 88, exclusively for Maximilian II Emanuel, and his wife. The Lustheim palace is decorated with lots of frescoes and paintings, and currently houses a massive collection of Meissen porcelain, all of which was owned by the rulers before.
The third palace, named the New Schleissheim Palace was also constructed by Zuccalli. Some of the most important samples of Germany’s baroque architecture are located within this palace, and the whole palace is divided in to several different sections. There is a whole gallery of baroque paintings which is put on display in the New Schlossheim Palace, with some of the most prominent artists on display. The Schloss Schlessheim is one of those rarely beautiful places that have been preserved in their natural state for a very long time, providing a beautiful view to visitors who are interested in historic structures.