July 22, 2005
Highlights are the chapels, grotto, Halls of the Nibelungen, ceremonial rooms, and the garden. This place is gorgeous. It is hard to imagine anyone having the money to build the palaces and castles that the Wittelsbach family had. Almost everything has been restored from pictures since the bombings of WWII. Some ceiling paintings are blank because there is no record of what was there.
Next door is the Schatzkammer—the treasury. Bavaria’s jewels include crowns, carved ivory, and beautiful glass pieces collected over a thousand years. One of my favorites was St. George killing the dragon—more precious stones than you can count. Take the audioguide, because the descriptions of the pieces are only in German.
Individual tickets are available, but we bought the combination ticket for EUR 9,00. April-September the palace is open daily 9am-6pm.
From journal Fairy Tale Land--Bavaria