Schloss Schleissheim

Schloss Schleissheim, Oberschleissheim: Hours, Address, Schloss Schleissheim Reviews: 4.5/5

Schloss Schleissheim
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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250 reviews
Very good

Alex H
Huddersfield, UK112 contributions
Excellent new “castle” with loads to see
Aug. 2020 • Family
Really impressive interior design and amazing ceiling frescos. Wonderful gardens and fountains. Combine with visit to Lusthiem and Allianz arena to make the journey distance really worth it. It’s out of town location also makes it very empty of tourists which is a bonus.
Written 27 August 2020
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Iran56 contributions
Munich Palace
Jun. 2020
Ir is a really nice experience during summer time. Completely green area and pleasant walk through the history of Bayern. Marvelous interior design and fabulous and spectacular exterior garden.
Written 10 August 2020
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P. Floyd
milano581 contributions
Must visit in Munich area
Apr. 2019
This Schloss, is based on the well known Palaces of Versailles or Caserta. It displays a wide selection of baroque paintings and halls.
The huge French garden is better appreciated in spring/summer
Written 22 December 2019
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Omaha, NE756 contributions
Palace complex with large grounds
Sep. 2019
This complex consists of three separate palaces. the Old, New, and Lustheim. Tickets can be purchases based on how many of them you want to see.
The old palace has a museum, including nativities from around the world. Nothing really very fancy or unique in this building.
The new palace is next. The doors were on the east side, so you have to walk the whole way around the building to get in (no arches or carriageways that go through the center of the building). Most of the rooms in this palace were failry empty. But the reason to go through is to view the craftsmanship and the art work; some framed, a lot of it murals.
Due to time constraints for our schedule, we didn't make it out to the Lustheim palace. This is quite the distance from the New Palace. The gardens between the two were beautiful, well manicured. We did take time to walk the area directly east of the New Palace where the water features were located. Then we proceeded through the groves and walked along the canal to exit. Wish I had planned more time for this.
People traffic was very light. Signs on the 471 were easily recognizable. Most of the staff we spoke with had fairly good English.
Written 4 October 2019
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Melbourne, Australia22,299 contributions
Pleasant walking
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Historic buildings are set in parkland with walking and cycle paths all around. It is a 1km walk South of Oberschleisshem down suburban streets. There are canals, duck ponds, some food places. It makes a good day out. The tourist information office has some guides in a box if the office is shut.
Written 29 August 2019
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Calgary43 contributions
Good alternative to Nymphenburg
Jul. 2019 • Couples
The palace grounds are a park with palace structures that can be viewed; it's very similar to Nymphenburg. However, the palaces are bigger and more beautiful on the side (especially the new palace), and the courtyard is much larger.

It's not the the most convenient place to get to, but it is much less crowded than Nymphenburg as a result and your bang for your buck is better. Walking the park end-to-end and seeing everything will take about half a day.
Written 14 July 2019
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL3,482 contributions
More A Museum Then Regal Palace
May 2019 • Couples
This palace complex consists of three different palaces: The Old Palace, the New Palace and Lustheim Palace plus a very large attractive area filled with flowers and fountains. We visited only the first two palaces. The Old Palace is home to two museums, one centering on religious relics and displays and the second on the history of Prussia. While we were there, the religious section had several hundred nativity displays from around the world. The grandest of the three palaces is the New Palace Schleissheim (Neues Schloss) which was built by Elector Max Emanuel who anticipated being named Holy Roman Emperor after he defeated the Turks in 1688. This never occurred as he lost Bavarian rule during the War of Succession and the palace stood empty for eleven years. The New Palace is more regal but unlike some of the other palaces we toured in Bavaria, this one appears to be frequently used as a concert or meeting venue as some of the rooms were set up with stages, podium and general seating. Only a few rooms had period furniture pieces in them but they did have impressive tapestries, paintings and ornate fresco ceilings/walls. For several decades the continuous fresco that covered the entire ceiling of the Large Hall was the largest ceiling picture in the world. Visiting Schleissheim Palace is well worth a half day trip to the town of Oberscheleissheim, approximately 8 miles north of Munich and about 30 minutes from Old Town Munich. It can be reached via the highway A92 (exit "Oberschleißheim") or A99 (exit "Neuherberg"). The palaces are open April-September from 9 am-6 pm and October-March: from 10 am-4 pm. They are closed on Mondays and certain holidays. There are no guided tours of the palaces but you can rent an audio-guide for an extra fee. Admission price are: Combination ticket for the Old Palace, New Palace and Lustheim Palace (8 euros regular/6 euros reduced); Schleissheim Old Palace only (3 euros regular/2 euros reduced); Schleissheim New Palace only (4.50 euros regular/3.50 euros reduced); Lustheim Palace only (3.50 euros regular/2.50 euros reduced). While visiting the palaces, you may want to consider side trips to the Flugwerft Schleisseim aircraft museum (a 5 minute walk from the Old Palace) and the Dachau Concentration Camp (approximately 8 miles/15 minutes by car).
Written 23 June 2019
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William H
Victoria, Canada28 contributions
Beautiful palace with almost no tourists
Apr. 2019 • Family
Our family of four visited this palace on a weekday in late April. We were about the only tourists in the palace interior and the the half dozen or so security guards outnumbered the tourists! The inside of the palace is very beautiful, at least comparable to the interior of Nymphenburg Palace. There are many Reubens paintings. The palace gardens are also very beautiful and almost deserted.
Written 12 May 2019
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Arlington, VA73 contributions
Palace complex close to Munich
Dec. 2018 • Couples
To reach the schloss, take the S-Bahn to Oberschleißheim. Guidebooks say that there’s a bus from the stop to the schloss, but you can also walk down Mittenheimer Str. and arrive at the western end of the compound in 10-15 minutes.

The first building, going from west to east, is the Altes Schloss (Old Castle). From what I understand, much of the original building was destroyed during World War II, and what you see is a reconstruction. Inside is a huge collection of Christianity-themed folk art. The displays go on and on; honestly, the collection is somewhat overwhelming. All the information is provided in German, but if you’re knowledgeable about Christian iconography, you’ll recognize most of the scenes. There was also a small exhibition about German life and culture in East Prussia (areas formerly settled by German-speakers in present-day Poland, Russia, and Lithuania). All of the information was in German, but we managed with our rudimentary language skills, and the artifacts themselves were varied and interesting.

The next building is the Neues Schloss (New Castle). This building is original, and the baroque interior is amazing. A grand staircase leads up to a series of huge halls and galleries. From the central halls, you can then visit either wing to the side to view the royal apartments, which are decorated with period furniture and paintings (including several Van Dycks). Highlights include small rooms at either end of the wings-these are chapels, each decorated in a unique style. Finally, there’s a room with displays in German and English that describe the histories of both the Wittelsbachs (the Bavarian royal family) and the castle itself.

To reach the final building, the Lustheim Palace, you have to walk through the gardens to the eastern end of the grounds. We visited in the winter, so the plant life was quiescent. The central path follows a long reflecting pool, and there are paths to the side through the trees. The Lustheim was a former hunting lodge, and now it’s been converted to exhibition space for a large collection of Meissen porcelain. If you’re a fan of porcelain, this is pretty neat.

After all this walking, we were quite hungry, so we stopped to eat at Schloßwirtschaft Oberschleißheim, a restaurant at the western end of the schloss grounds, next to the Altes Schloss. The interior is reminiscent of a hunting lodge. We arrived a little before dinnertime, so there were no other guests, but we had no issues ordering food (typical Bavarian fare) and drinks. Menus were only available in German, and the waitress spoke minimal English, but we managed. After sitting for a bit we walked back to the S-Bahn station to return to Munich.

Schloss Schleissheim is a good choice for a daytrip out of Munich. One can easily spend four hours or more exploring the museums and grounds. This is a location somewhat off the beaten track that is beautiful and historic. Highly recommended.
Written 7 April 2019
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Doncaster, UK15 contributions
Awful experience
Feb. 2019
Staff incredibly unfriendly, was followed the whole way around the new palace. Even to the toilet!! So off putting, made to feel like some sort of criminal.
Written 19 February 2019
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