Burg Trausnitz in Landshut
Kunst- und Wunderkammer
|daily (1 April until 3 October)*
|9 a.m.–6 p.m.
|daily (4 October until 31 March)*
|10 a.m.–4 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com. Requests to order digital image data of objects as well as permission for reproduction should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Trausnitz Castle + Chamber of Art and Curiosities
|Trausnitz Castle, Chamber of Art and Curiosities + Landshut Town Residence
|Children and young people* under 19 years
For further information please check the Homepage of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung.
Information on events (guided tours, children's and family programme) only in german.
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.
History of the branch museum
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.
Kunst- und Wunderkammer auf der Burg Trausnitz
Burg Trausnitz 168
Contact at Bayerisches Nationalmuseum:
Dr. Annette Schommers