News from the Bavarian Palaces, Gardens and Lakes
Schlossanlage Schleißheim
Dear partners of the Bavarian Palaces, Gardens and Lakes,
the winter season has begun, with very special experiences and impressions awaiting you on excursions to Bavaria’s unique sights.  
In addition to the world-famous highlights such as the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, Nymphenburg Palace and the Munich Residence, the 45 palaces, castles and residences for which the Bavarian Palace Administration is responsible also include a number of lesser known cultural monuments. Cadolzburg near Nuremberg and the Schleissheim palace complex in the north of Munich are still undiscovered gems that are as well worth visiting as the better-known sights.
Culture and nature also frequently come as a package. Enjoy Bavaria’s impressive natural features and discover picturesque havens all the year round in our parks and court gardens.

Join us on an inspiring tour of the Bavarian cultural landscape!

The tourism team of the Bavarian Palace Administration
Holidays in the green of northern Bavaria: where nature meets culture
The third part of our series ‘Holidays in the Green’ takes us back to the gardens and parks of southern Bavaria. See how easy it is to create a holiday that combines nature and culture and find out where your guests can satisfy their creature comforts.
A word in advance: 
We will complete this series in the next issue of our newsletter with another look at our gardens and parks in northern Bavaria.
Garden highlights of southern Bavaria part II
Within reach of Nuremberg: the Cadolzburg experience
You probably already know Nuremberg’s most famous symbol, the Imperial Castle. With the Palas, Bower, Imperial Chapel, Sinwell Tower, Deep Well and Freiung it is one of Germany’s most important castles, famous far outside the confines of Nuremburg.
But are you aware that there is a hidden treasure very close to Nuremberg – Cadolzburg? Here the exhibition A castle and its lords, covering an area of around 1,500 m2, transports visitors to the Late Middle Ages. On display are splendid outfits, numerous original objects such a sword, a mace and a treasure chest, and painstaking reproductions of objects from late medieval times. The exhibition is a hands-on experience where you are positively encouraged to touch, feel and try out many of the items.

Tip: The combined ticket is valid for both Cadolzburg and the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg.
The Cadolzburg experience
The Schleissheim palace complex: an undiscovered gem north of Munich
To the north of Munich, also accessible by S-Bahn, is a real insider tip – the Schleissheim palace complex
This is one of the most important Baroque complexes in Germany. With a length of almost two kilometres, it actually consists of three neighbouring palaces, namely the Old Palace, the New Palace and Lustheim Palace, which are connected by an extensive Baroque Court Garden.
Here visitors will find impressive Baroque court architecture and state rooms boasting valuable paintings, important art treasures and a collection of Meissen porcelain.

Tip: During the summer season we recommend a longer walk in the Court Garden with its attractive fountains, followed by refreshments in the Schlosswirtschaft Schleissheim, the restaurant in the palace grounds.
The Schleissheim palace complex
The legend of the fairy-tale king: Park buildings at Linderhof palace
Linderhof Palace is one of King Ludwig II’s three world-famous palaces. While it is the smallest of the three, it is the only one that was completed in the king’s lifetime. Linderhof was the favourite palace of the ‘fairy-tale king’, and the one where he spent the most time.
The park is no less impressive than the palace itself and invites exploration with its parterres, sculptures and ponds.
The park buildings, which reflect Ludwig II’s enthusiasm for the oriental fashion and the music dramas of Richard Wagner, are something very special. They are all open to the public and each building is a small fascinating world in itself. 
The Moroccan House and the Moorish Kiosk are the outcome of the fashion for all things oriental, to which Ludwig II wholeheartedly subscribed. The three stage sets in the park: Hunding’s Hut (Act 1 of ‘Die Walküre’), the Hermitage of Gurnemanz (Act III of ‘Parsifal’) and the Venus Grotto (Act 1 of ‘Tannhäuser’) are from Richard Wagner’s operas.

Tip: The entrance ticket to the palace is also valid for the park buildings. 
Park buildings at Linderhof palace
Imperial Castle of Nuremberg: impressive views
Our image clip for the Imperial Castle of Nuremburg takes you behind the walls of the castle and provides outstanding aerial views and impressive pictures of the interior.

Our YouTube-channel gives you exclusive views of our palaces and castles. You are welcome to incorporate these images in your website via the corresponding link. Further film material can be downloaded from our website.
Imageclip Imperial Castle of Nuremburg
Service info: Prices and opening times 2024
The prices and opening times for 2024 as well as useful documents and current information about the palaces, castles and gardens of the Bavarian Palace Administration can be found on our website under the heading »Tourism / Travel Trade (B2B area)«.
B2B area
Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen
Schloss Nymphenburg, Eingang 16, 80638 München
Postal address: Postfach 20 20 63, 80020 München

Telephone +49 89 1 79 08-0, Telefax +49 89 1 79 08-154

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