Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bavaria Part V: Neues Schloss Schleißheim


Wednesday after a traditional Bavarian breakfast (Ei, Käse, Brotchen, Kaffee, Orangensaft, Schinken, Nutella) in a cafe next to the abandoned tractor factory in Freising, we went to Schleißheim and rattled around the new palace of Maximillian II Emanuel, who planned on being a ruler of Bavaria in the 18th century but failed. The palace has been mostly restored and houses a lot of paintings from the era. I wasn't able to get pictures of the tapestries or the bedroom furnishings--light degrades textiles--so I went nuts on the paint and plasterwork (photos at Flickr, of course). There's a virtual tour on the official website that shows the paintings and furnishings, including original textiles.

Note to self: learn more about history.

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