Castles and Palaces

Old Palace Schleissheim photographed from the east
Old Palace Schleissheim photographed from the east
Photo by Cathy
A map of the castles and grounds
A map of the castles and grounds
Photo by Jen
The Old Palace was built in 1617-1623
The Old Palace was built in 1617-1623
The New Palace.
The New Palace.
Photo by Cathy
A particulary nice part of the Palace Grounds
A particulary nice part of the Palace Grounds
The grounds between the New Palace and the Lustheim Palace were extensive and a treat to walk through on a hot day. Photo by Cathy
The Old Palace.
The Old Palace.
We were really looking at 3 castles today. In this case, I am inside the new castle looking at the old one. See wiki
The grounds between the "New" Palace (where photo was taken) and Lustheim Palace (as shown in the distance).
The grounds between the
"Then Enrico Zuccalli built Lustheim Palace as a garden villa in Italian style in 1684-1688 for Maximilian II Emanuel and his first wife, the Austrian princess Maria Antonia." See wiki . There is also a good diagram showing the Palaces and their orientation with respect to the extensive gardens. While we were walking through the gardens, the tents, tables, chairs and extra food were being gathered up. There must have been a lavish garden party that we just missed. Photo by Cathy.
A pretty wild table
A pretty wild table
Could this have been an inspiration for the movie "Alien"? There were several tables in the gallery which had very elaborately carved bases, but this one was a favorite. Photo by Cathy.
Doors of the Old Palace.
Doors of the Old Palace.
Amazing carvings on the doors to the Old Palace. Hard to imagine wood holding up so well. Photo by Cathy
Part of the Old Palace.
Part of the Old Palace.
Schleissheim Palace seems to be 3 palaces connected with very beautiful grounds. This is part of the Old Palace. There is also the New Palace and the Lustheim Palace; and the three palaces are connected with very well manicured grounds. Photo by Cathy
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Photo by Jen
A closer look.
A closer look.
Photo by Cathy.
Another view of the castle
Another view of the castle
The castle as seen from the the trail. Photo by Cathy
This is what people flock to the bridge for...
This is what people flock to the bridge for...
the best view of the castle. Photo by Cathy.
As it turns out, the bridge is very popular.
As it turns out, the bridge is very popular.
Photo by Peter.
Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge)
Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge)
Photo by Justin,
Schloss Hohenschwangauas seen from Neuschwanstein Castle.
Schloss Hohenschwangauas seen from Neuschwanstein Castle.
Here is the Wiki page for this castle: link. As per Wiki: "Hohenschwangau Castle or Schloss Hohenschwangau (lit: High Swan County Palace) is a 19th century palace in southern Germany. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the German village of Hohenschwangau near the town of Füssen, part of the county of Ostallgäu in southwestern Bavaria, Germany, very close to the border with Austria."
Photo by Cathy
This provides an overview of the area that we explored today.
This provides an overview of the area that we explored today.
Photo by Justin
Walking up to the castle
Walking up to the castle
Photo by Cathy
Castle history
Castle history
Photo by Cathy
Castle View
Castle View
Photo by Jen
Castle history
Castle history
Castles showing canon fire
Castles showing canon fire
Looking through a castle wall at a modern village below.
Looking through a castle wall at a modern village below.
Photo by Jen
View of the castle.
View of the castle.
The flower is likely a Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia). See link. Photo by Cathy
A poster for chewing with your mouth closed.
A poster for chewing with your mouth closed.
Photo by Spencer.