I would like to apologize for the quality of these photos. I didn't take my trusty Canon to the Schleißheim Palace so I was at the mercy of my iPhone. I thought it would work for me, but clearly the photos could have been much better.
The Palace started with a country house in 1598 and hermitage founded by William V close to Dauchau Palace. His son extended the buildings between 1617 and 1623. After heavy destruction during WWII, it was reconstructed.
A baroque New Palace was built in 1701-1704 as a new residence. However, Bavaria was lost in the years of the War of Spanish Succession and the construction was interrupted.
Important works of art owned by the Bavarian State Picture Collections is exhibited in several rooms. Famous Flemish Baroque painters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck are here as well as the Italian artists Guido Reni, Alessandro Turchi and Carlo Dolci, but the Germans and Spanish painters also are represented.
The New Palace's East Side overlooks a spectacular park with a rare preserved baroque garden.
The Schlrißheim Palace has been used as a location for several motion pictures. The 1951 film, Decision Before Dawn, 1957 "Paths of Glory", and in 1961 "Last Year at Marienbad."
After the tour of the Palace we gathered for a lovely Bavarian Lunch at the Palace grounds. It was a great day in Munich.