Works of art from Bavarian castles

The properties managed by the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung (Bavarian Palace Department) do not just include architectural monuments, historic gardens and lakes. Well over 100,000 priceless works of art are managed by its art history department – the museum department. In addition to internationally important works of interior art with holdings of furniture, textile furnishings, paintings, sculptures, objects of courtly dining culture, glass and ceramic works, the collection also includes outstanding special collections such as the treasury at the Munich Residence, the carriages and sleighs in the Nymphenburg Marstallmuseum, the cork model collection of antique buildings in Johannisburg Palace in Aschaffenburg, or the porcelain and faience collections in Munich, Höchstädt, Ansbach and Bayreuth.

These works of art, some of which are many centuries old, are to be preserved, restored and made accessible in the showrooms and museum rooms at the castles, palaces and museums. A small selection of works of art can be found in this collection and is intended to give an insight into the infinite world of art that is hidden behind the walls of the Bavarian rulers' castles and palaces and can still be viewed today, for the most part, at original locations.

As a result, the goddess of victory Victoria is in the best company with a "biting dog", a "wild margrave", a "clayey pug", a carved crucifix and the painted beauties of King Ludwig I. (1786-1868). A real treasure trove of art historical treasures that reflect the history of Bavaria and its royal houses.

>> This collection is part of the holdings of the Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen.