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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0871 25142 or
Fax 0871 27639317
9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
Visit 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.
From March to December visitors can walk around without a guide every third Saturday in the month.
15 July to 28 August 2016
3.50 euros regular
2.50 euros reduced
(Trausnitz Castle/ Landshut Town Residence)
8 euros regular
6 euros reduced
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