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Popular Points of Interest in and near Starnberg
Castle Berg (Lake Starnberg)
The Castle of Berg (German: Schloss Berg) is situated at the east bank of Lake Starnberg in the village of c in Upper Bavaria.
The estate was acquired by Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria in 1676 who ordered the construction the Castle of Berg. It was the venue of numerous festivities also under his successors. In 1849 King Maximilian II. instructed the architect Eduard Riedel to redesign the castle in neo-gothic style with several towers and a crenellate. The castle was also a summer residence of Maximilian's son Ludwig II of Bavaria who ordered to edify the chapel in 1876. On June 12, 1886 Ludwig, who was placed under disability shortly before, was transported to Castle Berg. On June 13 searchers found the king dead, floating in the shallow water near the shore.
After World War II the castle was damaged by American soldiers and rebuilt only very simplified. Today the castle continues to be a home for the head of the house of Wittelsbach, currently Franz, Duke of Bavaria.
Rose Island and Royal Villa Casino auf der Roseninsel on Lake Starnberg
Rose Island is Lake Starnberg's only island and site of a royal villa of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was particularly attached to this place and made frequent renovations and remodelings of the small garden and the villa, which is called casino. Guests on the island were the composer Richard Wagner, Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Czarina Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. The villa is today a small museum and open to the general public.
Villa Hours: May - October 15: 12 pm - 6pm. Closed Mondays. Closed October 16-April.
Villa Admission: 3 € Adults, 2 € Concessions.
Buchheim Museum (Museum der Phantasie)
For the collections of Lothar-Günther Buchheim – painter, photographer, publisher, author of art books and novels – architect Günter Behnisch has designed an open and multi-segmental structure that reflects the museum's extraordinary diversity. The legendary core of the collection, works of Expressionism predominantly by the artists' group
Brücke(1905–1913), are shown in spacious halls. The more intimate rooms of the towers are reserved for the collections of folk art and ethnological artistry, as well as for Buchheim's own work. A unique architectural feature is the deck that is suspended twelve-meters high over the lake, providing museum visitors with a view of the town of Starnberg and the Alps.
Hours: April through October: Tuesday - Sunday and holidays 10am – 6pm. November - March: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays 10am – 5pm.
Admission: 8.50 € Adults, 3.50 € Concessions, 18 € Family card.
Berg Castle (Schloss Berg)
Schloss Berg has been owned by the ruling house of Wittelsbach since 1669. Its fame stems from the fact that it was the final residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. All the Gothic details added to the castle by King Ludwig in the mid-19th century have been removed, the Schloss returned to its appearance as it would have looked in the 17th and 18th centuries. The castle is still privately owned and not open to the public, and a gatehouse blocks a view of its facade. From the lake, summer foliage blocks the view, though it can be seen from the lake in winter. Although you can't go inside, you can wander through the former grounds of the castle, which have been turned into a public park. It is located in Berg on the eastern shores of Lake Starnberg.
[ source: Empress Elizabeth Museum website ]
Empress Elizabeth Museum
The young Empress Elizabeth, known throughout her life as
Sisi, used to spend her summer holidays in Possenhofen on Lake Starnberg with her parents, brothers and sisters. She and members of her family as well as Kings, the Emperor and the nobility spent some time in the magnificent stateroom – now used by the museum. At that time this room served as an arrival and departure hall of the station.
Individual guided tours – approximately 1 hour – are offered.
Hours: Open May 1st through October 15th, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 2pm - 6pm.
Admission (includes guided tour): 4 € Adults, 3 € Concessions, 1 € Children.
Museum of Lake Starnberg
The permanent collection of this Regional Museum deals with one part of rural life and work, and the other with the court of the Wittelsbach and Lake Starnberg. The property was once owned by a noble family, Tutzing, which leased the farm, but had sole rights for use of the first floor, and remnants of their life are part of the exhibition.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Admission: 3 € Adults, 2 € Concessions, 7 € Family card.
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Travel Insider Tips for Starnberg
In 2007, recording a disposable per capita income of €26,120, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) suburb of Hochtaunus. Although it has been inhabited since then it gained it's status as municipality only in 1912. For the many inhabitants and for many tourists, there are numerous possibilities for relaxation, sport or culture. There is a beautiful promenade along the Starnberger See, a native country museum and the castle of Starnberg. One can make a steamboat trip on the lake Starnberg or hike to the place in the nearby village Berg where King Ludwig II lost his life in the lake. There a wooden cross at the lake shore of Berg reminds of the tragedy. Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) is only half an hour away with the suburban train.
Things to See in Starnberg
- Starnberger Schloss with the castle garden
- St. Joseph's Church
- Buchheim Museum
- Orff Museum Dießen
- Casino auf der Roseninsel
- Kaiserin Elisabeth Museum
- Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst - Zweigmuseum Seefeld
- Museum Starnberger See
- Künstlerhaus Gasteiger
- Heimatmuseum Wolfratshausen
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More about the History of Starnberg
The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Starnberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany, located south west of the city of Munich and situated on Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Lakes Country", a popular destination for day-trippers from Munich. It is the capital of the district of Starnberg.
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