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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011


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.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Gorgeous palace....love the grounds and all the gold trim inside...very nice.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Harvey Morrell said...

Uh.... is that a Freudian slip in you blog post title? :) (hint: I think you need to add an 'L' after the first H)

Harvey Morrell said...

I forgot to say that I liked the rest of the post, even the pictures. Brings back good memories. Thanks.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is so beautiful. I know when I visited Versailles in France I could not believe that people actually lived in such amazing palaces. I knew it but actually seeing it in person changes your perspective!

Expats Again said...

@ Harvey, thanks for the heads up on the typo. My German is very bad. I hope the word I typed wasn't offensive or anything. I tried to use Google translate to see what the meaning was. Here is what it said, "lap of home." Is that the same as the lap of luxury, because if it is, then the Palace would certainly qualify! :-)

Joyce said...

I can never see too many palaces : ) Looks lovely!