Actually a trio of grandiose royal palaces of the 17th and 18th centuries
Worth the schlep
It's well worth a half day trip to the town of Oberscheleissheim, 13 kilometres (eight miles) north of Munich, to experience the lovely natural settings as well as an impressive edifice that for centuries was quite important in Bavarian history as the holiday residence of its rulers. Schloss Schleissheim is actually a hilltop complex of three palaces, the first of which is the Old Schleisshem Palace, built in the 17th century for Duke Wilhelm V. In the 18th century, Elector Maxililian II Emmanuel had the New Palace built, along with the Lustheim Palace, an Italianate villa. Just as impressive as the buildings themselves are the gardens surrounding them - the only Baroque gardens remaining in the region.
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