On the occasion of his marriage to the Austrian emperor's daughter Maria Antonia in 1685, Elector Max Emanuel commissioned the architect Henrico Zucalli to build the little hunting lodge and garden palace of Lustheim.
The building, at the eastern end of the long baroque garden, originally formed the centre point of a semicircle of round buildings – these however fell into ruin in the course of the 18th century.
In the palace an important cycle of frescoes by Francesco Rosa, Giovanni Trubillo and Johann Anton Gumpp pay homage to Diana, goddess of hunting.
Today Lustheim Palace houses the world-famous Meißen porcelain collection of Professor Ernst Schneider, second in importance only to the Dresden collection.
Further information and tips for visitors can be found at
Lustheim Palace is open to the public, but the number of visitors is limited. People can go around on their own.
Further information at
9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
(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
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced
(Old Palace + New Palace + Lustheim Palace)
10 euros regular
8 euros reduced
Ernst Schneider Collection of Meissen Porcelain
(Branch of the Bavarian National Museum)
Shop at the New Palace
Bus to "Schloss" or to "Schloss Lustheim" (only on workdays)
Car park at the New Palace (with costs)