Schaezlerpalais
Schaezlerpalais
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This palace was once visited by Marie Antoinette and funds are being raised for its restoration.
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R K L
Seattle, WA3,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Having been fortunate to have traveled extensively worldwide, we are always impressed by what impresses. The Schaezlerpalais was not particularly spectacular but nonetheless impressive. At 7euro per person, a visit to this baroque palace was worth the 7euro fee if only to view its awesome ballroom. It is supposedly considered Germany's most artistically significant Rococo ballroom.
Written 16 May 2023
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Eileen S
Concord, NH44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
The museum is wonderful and the ball room absolutely took my breath away when I entered it. I could have spent half a day there but we only had a couple hours. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 14 May 2014
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MrsBwasD
Germany27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
Interesting art display, nice rooms to look at - rokokosaal is lurid and a shock to see after the dark walls. Free entrance into the church next door.
Written 6 March 2012
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Tom S
Munich, Germany177 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
The Schaetzler Palais doesn't do justice to its building or contents. It's a monument to German self perpetuating bureaucracy which incidentally houses some great middle age germanic art works. The Munich dominated Governmental art juggernaut set the gallery up some 200 years ago. Try to find something out about it on the web. There's little there, especially about the Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister which is the only reason to go. Try find it in real. You're sent to the end, then back again, then upstairs, then down again to buy a ticket to be told by all: oh yes, we turned the sign around. But they don't care. They'll draw a salary whether someone visits or not. Neither should you, unless you happen, like me to care about middle age art and Cranach and Holbein, and wish you had more substantial information.
Written 23 May 2014
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Solo
I agree with all the positive reviews and won't go further into describing the museum.
The palace rooms were delightful to see and nicely curated. The Deutsche Barockgalerie (German Baroque Gallery) features 17th and 18th century art work. There is practically no English information regarding the paintings, so I would suggest the Audio Guide for 3 euros and a refundable 10 euro deposit. It’s a bit long winded, but also has some humorous explanations such as the “lewd” collection of nude women paintings and Mozart’s reaction to the beautiful blue eyed woman painted by Tischbein. Without it you won’t learn anything about the collection. The Bavarian state collection with the Durer portrait of the Fuggers and Holbein’s paintings has informational plaques at each door in English/German to help explain the paintings, but the audio guide isn’t used, so if that’s all you want to see skip the audio guide. Of course don’t miss the palace of mirrors! It will knock your socks off!
Clean bathrooms, very small gift shop, café, lovely small outdoor garden and free lockers for backpacks/purses.
Written 11 June 2018
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Blink and you will miss the ticket office on the right of the entry.

Then it's not exactly evident where you find the fabulous room in all these photos. Sort of the back of an upper hall, with a guard/attendant seated in front of a closed door. You open a door that gives the impression it was a private entrance, then you find this gaudy room. There is beauty about it, but it's so over the top, it's not really enjoyable.

If you are bored in Augsburg, wander past. Some of the artwork was "different" also. Some nudes and Picasso's.
Written 13 March 2017
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Isaac I
Wichita, KS60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
If it were possible, I would give this most glorious of homes 10 stars. From the gorgeous garden, to the amazing artwork contained inside, to the most fantastic rococo ballroom I have ever had the pleasure setting my eyes upon, this is one of my favorite places I have ever visited. Definitely do not miss this fantastic attraction when you visit Augsburg.
Written 22 November 2016
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unescotravelbug
Wooster, OH4,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
The name for a palace seemed to me a misleading term. I was searching for a palace of a stately looking structure. With that in my mind, I missed this seemed rather ordinary humble looking white building twice, probably because the front of the building was fenced off for the surface repair. Finally I saw a wall plaque that identified this city museum that houses the exhibits for German Baroque Gallery and the Bavarian State Gallery. I came here mainly to see Museum's two featured exhibits: an oil painting portrait of Jakob Fugger the Rich, by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer and the magnificent rococo banquet hall, a miniature look of the Mirror's Hall of Versailles. It was designed in rococo style with fresco ceiling,wall mirrors, chandeliers and gilded stucco work to welcome the visit of Archduchess of Austria, Marie Antoinette, while she was on her way to marry the future king of France Louis XVI. The Museum takes the corner lot; facing Maximilianstrasse is the narrow front with wrought iron balcony renovated by master stone mason Gerhard Roth of Augsburg; the long side goes along Katharinengasse, a small alley; in front of it is the Hercules fountain on the middle of the Maximilianstrasse. It is about 4 blocks from St. Ulrich and St. Afra, so, you can make these two visits together. At the time I visited there was a special exhibit of Secret Heart by Jaume Plensa, a modern illuminated sculpture sets right in the middle of the Banquet Hall. It seemed to me didn't blend well in my photo shootings on a rococo ballroom.The entry fee is 7 euros(5.5 euros reduced with city hotel card), audio guide is 3 euros with 10 euros deposit. Lockers are available free of charge with coin deposits. If you like Renaissance paintings this museum is for you; the entry fee is higher than others in town.
Written 22 January 2015
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GermanJody
Cologne727 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
After hearing about the treasures in a magnificent baroque palace very near our hotel, we decided to invest part of our Saturday in Augsburg there.

The first disappointment was not being able to buy the tickets with our credit card – another sign that those in charge of some tourist attractions in Germany are still very provincial. We opted for the audio guide – a big mistake. Audio guides should be a help for visitors to see things they might miss, but this guide was full of names and dates without nearly enough info about the actual pictures we were looking at or the rooms we walked through.

Too much of the art museum seemed to be in a state or renovation with poorly lit paintings in the gallery part and a weird kind of open heating system spewing out smoke in the monastery part attached to the palace. Distracted by all the oddities, we ended up missing one of the most famous paintings: Albrecht Dürer’s portrait of Jakob Fugger, a very rich merchant from Augsburg’s time in the limelight in the 16th century. Only from the outside could we appreciate the length of the structure with the palace-monastery extension taking up an entire big block.

At least the rococo ballroom with its mirrors and gilt walls was impressive, maybe especially so since we were there alone on a brilliantly sunny Saturday in early February. At least we could imagine the room also impressing Marie Antoinette, who evidently danced here for the palace-warming party a few hundred years ago.

After an hour, we’d seen the whole place but then had to wait for someone to open up the room where we had to leave our bags. The café seemed more of parody with the couple of small tables and very uncomfortable looking chairs in a room next to the bookstore/ticket office, so we chose instead to rest our feet and our ears in the sunshine outside gazing at the gardens, which themselves seemed somewhat modest for a magnificent baroque palace, but then we had lowered our expectations sufficiently by the end of our hour in the Schaetzlerpalais.
Written 30 September 2014
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hotelraterScotland
Scotland76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Friends
The art in most of the rooms is variable, to say the least. Fair enough - Augsburg does not claim it's a hub of art treasures.
The highlight is obviously the dining / dancing room, which is really gorgeous. You don't have to like Barouque art to admire this, although it does help. Leave behind any potential prejudices and enjoy!!
Written 2 August 2013
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