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Trausnitz Castle

Trausnitz Castle
Trausnitz Castle in Landshut

The ancestral castle of the Wittelsbachs, built in 1204, was their residence as dukes of Lower Bavaria from 1255-1503 and their court when the Wittelsbachs became the hereditary rulers of the whole of Bavaria. The impressive fortifications, the high Wittelsbach Tower and the castle chapel with valuable altars and sculptures are medieval in origin, while the arcades in the castle courtyard, the Commedia dell'arte paintings decorating the famous Narrentreppe (Fools' Staircase) and the rooms complete with tiled stoves, furniture and tapestries date from the Renaissance. The Trausnitz Chamber of Art and Curiosities is a collection of 750 exhibits including works of art, treasures from the Orient and curiosities typical of the collections owned by rulers in the Renaissance era.

Hours: Open daily April - September from 9am to 6pm, October - March from 10am to 4pm.

Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 3 €.

[ Source: http://www.germany-tourism.de ]

Related: http://www.burg-trausnitz.de/englisch/castle/index.htm
Address: Burg Trausnitz 168, 84306 Landshut
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