Altes Schloss Schleißheim

Two under one roof

Since 1986, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum has been housing two entirely different permanent exhibitions at the Altes Schloss Schleißheim (Schleissheim Old Palace). "The religious year and its festivals" (Gertrud Weinhold Collection) displays a magnificent spectrum of unique works devoted to religious festive and everyday cultures from around the world. "There once was a land..." exhibits remarkable objects vividly and impressively documenting the art, culture and history of East and West Prussia from the time it was shaped by the Teutonic Order to the expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War.

Altes Schloss Schleißheim
Maximilianshof 1
85764 Oberschleißheim
+49 89 315872-0

Homepage Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
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Vorschau: Intervention

Mathias Stampfl Wir sind eine Welt klein


Wir sind eine Welt

Opening hours

Thuesday–Sunday (April until October) 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thuesday–Sunday (November until March) 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Monday* closed
* except: 6 January, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October, 1 November

The north wing of the palace houses the largely unchanged original collection of honorary professor Gertrud Weinhold (1899-1992) who willed her collection to the State of Bavaria. The south wing houses the regional Collection of East and West Prussia.

Closed on 6 January, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October, 1 November.

Taking pictures for private use (only with the usual hand-held cameras and without light and tripod etc.) does not require a permit.

Car park at the Old Palace (Effnerstraße), distance to the side entrance for wheelchair users approx. 40 m (paved gravel path).
Disabled toilets:
In the New Palace (upper floor) and in the Old Palace.
Extra step-free entrance with bell to the right of the main entrance (Effnerstraße 9).
All levels accessible by lift; three lifts available, including one for the disabled.


Category Altes Schloss Altes Schloss + Neues Schloss + Schloss Lustheim
Regular EUR 4.00 EUR 10.00
Children and young people* under 19 years free free
Concessions EUR 3.00 EUR 8.00
* Students over 18 from general schools, vocational schools, special schools and schools for sick children in accordance with Article 6 (2) of the Bavarian Education Law (BayEUG) are also admitted free on production of a student identity card. Students from “second chance” schools (evening schools leading to intermediate or higher secondary school qualifications, colleges) in accordance with Article 6 (2) No. 1e of the Bavarian Education Law and language school students are not admitted free of charge. Further informations on the Homepage of the Bavarian Palace Administration

Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay by card at the Schleißheim Palaces ticket office.


Kein bevorstehenden Veranstaltungen in diesem Zeitraum


The Gertrud Weinhold Collection takes visitors of all faiths on a colourful excursion through religious calendar customs from all over the world. In the collection of East and West Prussia Foundation, around 400 exhibits trace the development of the European cultural landscape of northern Central Europe through objects with high recognition value.

Abendmahl Sammlung Weinhold

The Last Supper, Peru, 1969

Koimesis Sammlung Weinhold

Marian Death, Serbia, c. 1900

Altes Schloss Schleissheim Sammlung Ost Westpreussen

Bowl from the Cadinen Majolica Manufactory, c. 1900

History of the branch museum

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Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria had the building constructed in 1617 on the foundation walls of a previous building. During the Second World War, large parts of the architectural ensemble were destroyed. Reconstruction commenced in 1970 and was only completed in 1989. As early as 1986, a plan was developed to incorporate a branch museum of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum into the almost entirely reconstructed palace.

Arrival & Contact

How to get there by car or train

Getting here by car
The municipality of Oberschleißheim is located in the north of Munich and can be reached via the motorways A 92 (exit "Oberschleißheim") and A 99 (exit "Neuherberg") and also via the roads B 13 and B 471.

Getting here by train
From Munich take the S-Bahn (suburban railway) number 1 (direction "Freising / Flughafen") to "Oberschleißheim". From the S-Bahn you can either walk (10-15 minutes to the Old and New Schleißheim Palace) or take the bus, line 295 (Monday-Friday only) or line 292, to the "Schloss" stop (Old
and New Palace). Bus 295 also goes to the U2 as far as the "Am Hart" stop, bus 292 also goes to the U6 as far as the "Garching-Hochbrück" stop.

Deutsche Bahn DB S-Bahn and U-Bahn


Altes Schloss Schleißheim
Maximilianshof 1
85764 Oberschleißheim


Contact at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum:
Dr. Thomas Schindler

Contact at the Altes Schloss Schleißheim
Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Schleißheim
Max-Emanuel-Platz 1
85764 Oberschleißheim
+49 89 315872-0