Burg Trausnitz in Landshut

Kunst- und Wunderkammer

Precious and curious

The Kunst- und Wunderkammer (Chamber of Art and Curiosities) at Landshut's Trausnitz Castle is modelled on the Munich Kunstkammer (Chamber of Art) of Bavarian Dukes Albrecht V and Wilhelm V. In addition to precious and curious works of art, exotic curiosities from faraway lands, rare natural treasures, and sophisticated scientific instruments and automata superbly reflect the world view of the 16th century.

Kunst- und Wunderkammer Burg Trausnitz / Chamber of Art and Curiosities
Burg Trausnitz 168
84036 Landshut
+49 871 92411-15

Homepage Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Blick auf die Trausnitz Foto SV


Opening hours

daily (1 April until 3 October)* 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
daily (4 October until 31 March)* 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
* last admission: 60 minutes before closing

Chamber of Art and Curiosities were the precursors of today's museums, and were used status symbols and a means of demonstrating power. Just as centuries ago, visitors come to marvel at the art and curiosities of Trausnitz Castle.

Trausnitz Castle is closed only on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24 / 25 / 31 December.

Information on offers for schools, guided tours for children and families, companies and private groups at www.kulturcoach.com

Booking and registration: info@kulturcoach.com or at 0871 14239059 (AB)

Taking pictures or filming for private purposes is permitted (without flash, additional lighting, tripod or selfie stick). Pictures of the outside of the buildings may be taken for private use only.
Photo and film shootings for further use, written permission from the Bavarian National Museum is required in advance of your visit. Please contact presse@bayerisches-nationalmuseum.de. Requests to order digital image data of objects as well as permission for reproduction should be sent to foto@bayerisches-nationalmuseum.de.

There is a designated disabled parking space (signposted) in the castle car park on Pfeifergorigasse (distance to the castle ticket office approx. 800 m). The castle grounds (pedestrian zone) are only accessible with special permission from the castle administration.
With only a few slight inclines, the road up to the castle is easily negotiable via Edmund-Jörg-Strasse (approx. 800 m). The surface of the castle grounds is paved gravel.

There is step-free access via lift to the exhibition halls of the Kunst- und Wunderkammer. Seating is available.

Multimedia guide "Wunder kann man hören" (available only in German): Download free of charge.


Category Trausnitz Castle + Chamber of Art and Curiosities Trausnitz Castle, Chamber of Art and Curiosities + Landshut Town Residence
Regular EUR 5.50 EUR 10.00
Children and young people* under 19 years free free
Concessions EUR 4.50 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.

For further information please check the Homepage of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung.


Information on events (guided tours, children's and family programme) only in german.

Kinder in der Kunst und Wunderkammer copyright St Gilles





Sun 14.00 - 15.00 Burg Trausnitz in Landshut

Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria

Collecting and celebrating in the name of power. German guided tourRegistration necessary: 0871 92411-15


Approximately 800 objects represent the four major categories of the Chambers of Art and Curiosities: Artificalia, Naturalia, Exotica, and Scientifica. Artificialia are objects of art and man-made marvels, from important bronze sculptures over paintings to elaborately carved plum pits. Naturalia include the wonders of nature such as taxidermied animals, extraordinary antlers and horns, shells and minerals. The finest porcelains from China and Japan, illustrious ivory from Ceylon, rare tortoiseshell and shimmering mother-of-pearl from India fill the Exotica hall. Among the Scientifica are scientific instruments that testify to the will to rationally comprehend the world at the end of the 16th century.

Burg Trausnitz Naturalia 22

Hall of the Naturalia

Trausnitz 3

Exotic materials

Trausnitz Diana auf einem Hirsch reitend

Table game

History of the branch museum

Saal der Naturalia Kunst und Wunderkammer Foto Jens Weber

The Kunst- und Wunderkammer was opened in 2004 in the Damenstock (Ladies' Floor) on the east side of the castle’s courtyard. The mighty seat of power perched high above city of Landshut was founded in 1204 and for the next 250 years served as the residence of the Dukes of Lower Bavaria then as the court of the princes of Bavaria. In the second half of the 16th century, crown prince Wilhelm V, and his wife Renata of Lorraine, converted the castle into a Renaissance palace.

Publications (in german)

Arrival and contact

How to get there by car or train

Getting here by car:
Coming from Munich take the A92 motorway via Deggendorf and leave it at the Moosburg-Nord exit.
Coming from Nürnberg take the A9 motorway via Munich, change at the Eching-Ost junction to the A92 motorway via Deggendorf and leave it at the Moosburg-Nord exit.
Continue on the B 11 ordinary road via Deggendorf / Hofham to Landshut.
Near Trausnitz Castle there are 100 parking places for cars and 4 parking places for coaches available ("Hofgartenparkplatz").

Getting here by public transport
From Landshut station take the bus number 3 or 6 to "Altstadt", then
number 7 or 7A to "Kalcherstraße" (from there it is a walk of around 1
km to the castle). From March to October the busses number 7 and 7A stop
at "Hofgartenparkplatz" (800 m from the castle) on demand. Please
inform the bus driver if you would like to get off there.

Deutsche Bahn DB Bus timetables


Kunst- und Wunderkammer auf der Burg Trausnitz
Burg Trausnitz 168
84036 Landshut


Contact at Bayerisches Nationalmuseum:
Dr. Annette Schommers