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Schleißheim Old Palace

Schleißheim Old Palace – Oberschleißheim

The Old Palace is the point of origin of the extensive palace complex in Schleissheim. Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria (r. 1579-1598) purchased several farm properties starting in 1595, including nine hermitages and chapels, and extended them from 1598 to 1600 by adding a modest manor house. Starting in 1617, Duke Maximilian I (r. 1598-1651) replaced his father’s hermitage with an ambitious new building modelled on the modern Upper Italian villa architecture of the late Renaissance.

During the Second World War, the Old Palace with its splendid interior decoration was severely damaged. Rebuilt in 1971-1972, it now hosts two branches of the Bavarian National Museum:


Gertrud Weinhold Ecumenical Collection "The religious year and its festivals"

The museum has a permanent exhibition comprising over 6,000 items illustrating religious culture round the world and ranging from images used in religious festivals to private expressions of faith. They were collected and arranged by the Berlin patron and honorary professor Gertrud Weinhold (1899-1992), and were left to Bavaria on her death.


East and West Prussia Collection "Es war ein Land …" ("There once was a land …")

This collection describes East and West Prussia before the German population was driven out and serves as a reminder of the history, culture and fate of this area. It focuses primarily on the particular characteristics of the landscape and the people and the significance of this region for Germany and its european neighbours.

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Schleißheim New Palace
Lustheim Palace
Schleißheim Court Garden

Current note/ 16+18 July

Due to events, the New Palace, the Court Garden and Lustheim Palace must remain closed from 12 noon on Tuesday 16 July 2024 and on Thursday 18 July 2024.
The Old Palace will be open.


Max-Emanuel-Platz 1
85764 Oberschleißheim
089 315872-0

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays
(except: 6 January, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October, 1 November)

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

Admission fees 2024

4 euros regular
3 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Old Palace + New Palace + Lustheim Palace)
10 euros regular
8 euros reduced

Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.

General tariff regulations (excerpt)

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets


Getting here / parking


Bus to 'Schloss'

Car park (with costs)

Further information

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Schleißheim
Max-Emanuel-Platz 1
85764 Oberschleißheim
089 315872-0
Fax 089 315872-50

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