In 1536 Duke Ludwig X commenced the town palace today known as the "German Building". During an Italian journey, which also took him to Mantua, he was inspired by the splendour of the Palazzo del Té built by Giulio Romano, and commissioned Italian architects for his Landshut project.
The result was the "Italian Building", the first Renaissance palace on German soil. The paintings on the coffered vault illustrating humanist ideas are primarily the work of Hans Bocksberger the Elder.
The neoclassical Birkenfeld Rooms are unique with their rare French tapestries dating from 1803.
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9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
15 July to 28 August 2016
Due to the dismantling of the exhibition the rooms on the first floor of the Italian Building will stay closed from 29 August to 2 September 2016. Visitors will only have to pay the reduced admission charge in this period.
The visit is only possible with a guided tour (in German; approximately 45 minutes).
On Tuesdays, Thursdays und Sundays at 2 pm there are more comprehensive guided tours (in German) which include the ground-floor rooms.
There are regular guided tours through the rooms on the ground floor of the Italian Building and the Birkenfeld Rooms (in German; approximately 45 minutes).
There are regular guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm through the rooms on the ground floor of the Italian Building and the Birkenfeld Rooms (in German). Visitors can go through the special exhibition (first floor of the Italian Building) without a guided tour.
3.50 euros regular
2.50 euros reduced
(Trausnitz Castle/ Landshut Town Residence)
8 euros regular
6 euros reduced
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