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 Castle, Schleissheim 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.
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:
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.
Marble and gold are preferable materials:
Decorative elements include acanthus leaves, foliage, shells, mythical creatures and Scrolls.
Paintings are mainly pastoral landscapes and portraits – rich deep colors, lots of drama and tension, intense light and dark shadows.
The Grand Gallery Hall is one of the most impressive rooms in the palace with its dark red walls and checkerboard flooring:
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:
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