Schleissheim Castle in Germany

May 9, 2017

Hello, friends!

Just got back from my two weeks visit to Munich which was amazing apart from horrible weather. I have been to Germany only once before and this was to Berlin. I must confess that this visit to Bavaria completely changed my perception of this country and it will definitely become one of my favorite destinations in the future.

About hallmarks of my trip: Munich itself, Neuschwanstein CastleSchleissheim Palace, German trains and of course Bavarian food. My iPhone is full of pictures so I thought I will divide them by places. So in today’s post I want to share pictures from Schleissheim Palace.

Schleissheim Castle

I think it is one of the most underestimated places in Germany since we were the only people inside – comparing to overcrowded Neuschwanstein where even photos were not allowed, here I could take all my sweet time enjoying gorgeous interiors and taking as many pictures as I want. Here are some of them:

Schleissheim Castle

The palace is decorated in Baroque style – which is all about grandeur and splendor. High ceilings, lots of light, symmetry and of course sumptuous materials and decorations – all these are the characteristics of this style which was aimed to impress and stun. Walls and ceilings are heavily decorated with stucco and paintings.

Schleissheim Castle

Marble and gold are preferable materials:

Schleissheim Castle

Decorative elements include acanthus leaves, foliage, shells, mythical creatures and Scrolls.

Schleissheim Castle

Paintings are mainly pastoral landscapes and portraits – rich deep colors, lots of drama and tension, intense light and dark shadows.

Schleissheim Castle

The Grand Gallery Hall is one of the most impressive rooms in the palace with its dark red walls and checkerboard flooring:

Schleissheim Castle

Bedrooms of baroque period are usually equipped with four poster beds covered with expensive textiles and often decorated with ostrich feathers on the top. Popular colors – red, green, sky blue and ochre yellow:

Schleissheim Castle

Interested to learn about various historic interiors style and their main characteristics? Read my History of styles eBook:

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