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“Historic palace with mix of collections”

Staatliches Burgmuseum
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Burghausen
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Glendale, California
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“Historic palace with mix of collections”
Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are there, but there are better collections of medieval art to be seen elsewhere in Bavaria. (Augsburg is a standout.). First floor at ducal apartments with decorations of the period (late medieval, early Renaissance), second floor late Gothic (mostly religious art, no intact altar pieces)' third floor massive historical paintings (not great art but hugely impressive nonetheless) and rooftop viewing platform.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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“This is one of the finest musea seen in Bavaria”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Access to the main floor of the princely Palais via a staircase, in front of this staircase the Castle Chapel St Elisabeth. The staircase leads via a small indoor area for, via the stairs turn to the left and one arrives at the Royal Gallery of the chapel. The first floor of the Ducal living space the Duke used as his second residence, its authentic furniture and exhibition pieces from the late Gothic era are not preserved. Todays furniture on display, equipped with weapons, tapestries, paintings and sculptures give an impression of the Ducal rooms. The second and third floor is a branch of the Bavarian State Gallery painting collection, 56 paintings: on the second floor mainly late medieval altarpieces from monasteries Attel, Rottenbuch, Bernried and Raitenhaslach witnesses of cultural bloom of monasteries in Upper Bavaria and neighboring Austrian regions, on the third floor art works early 17th century coming from the Bavarian Court. The 10-metre-wide paintings are probably the largest canvases in Bavaria, depicting important events in the history of Bavaria 13th-15th century, painted for the old Munich Herkulessaal of the residence Munich by court painter Hans Werl († 1608) in the first decade 17th century, client was Duke Maximilian I, elector of Bavaria. The 10 paintings (of which six are on display) hung in the residence Munich originally high on the walls on a series of tapestries with the deeds of Hercules. Under the six exhibited paintings, among others, "battle of Ampfing 1322" (painted 1601-1605), "battle of Mühldorf 1258", in which Duke Heinrich XIII of lower Bavaria, Builder of the Castle, was involved.

Visited August 2011
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“1225 Castle Chapel Romanesque Gothic”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

This chapel can oly be visited when visiting the fortress museum (fee). 1225 Castle Chapel Romanesque Gothic, consecrated to St Elisabeth von Thüringen and founded by Duke Henry XIII. 1474 Bell in the Tower, late Romanesque core, changed late 15th- and early 16th century. At the ceilings of the single nave chapel 14th Century frescoes, at the choir wall frescos from 1400. Furniture: a 1524 Choraltar shrine and a 13th Century Gothic winged altar (from a chapel in Surheim, Laufen) installed in 1856 as replacement of the1778 original one. The altar shows sculptures from 1524: St Dionysius, St Barbara, Virgin and Child with St Anne, St Erasmus, St Philip, St Achatius St Margaret, St Catherine and St Andrew, into the predella is a relief of the lamentation of Christ, outside paintings from Gordian Guckh. The chapel is inserted into the narrow space between the Princes’ Building and the Knights’ Hall, connected with the ducal apartments in the Palas. The section of the chapel was reserved for the members of the duke’s family, the nave for the members of the court, who entered through the portal in the castle courtyard.

Visited August 2011
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