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Schaezlerpalais

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Address: Maximilianstrasse 46, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0821/3244102
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: This palace was once visited by Marie Antoinette and funds are being...
This palace was once visited by Marie Antoinette and funds are being raised for its restoration.
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Impressive ballroom and the art collections of famous Germany painters

The name for a palace seemed to me a misleading term. I was searching for a palace of a stately looking structure. With that in my mind, I missed this seemed rather ordinary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Wooster, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The name for a palace seemed to me a misleading term. I was searching for a palace of a stately looking structure. With that in my mind, I missed this seemed rather ordinary humble looking white building twice, probably because the front of the building was fenced off for the surface repair. Finally I saw a wall plaque that identified... More 

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We liked this gallery which has some good paintings . The centrepiece is the mirrored gilded ballroom which was exhibiting a modern installation on a bed of ceramic cherries. We loved the old nunnery with its high ceilings where we saw the Durer painting of Jacob Fugger and some fine religious scenes by Holbein the Elder. The audio guide though... More 

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Cologne
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After hearing about the treasures in a magnificent baroque palace very near our hotel, we decided to invest part of our Saturday in Augsburg there. The first disappointment was not being able to buy the tickets with our credit card – another sign that those in charge of some tourist attractions in Germany are still very provincial. We opted for... More 

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Bavaria
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a marvel directly from the time of Maria Antoinette, never reconstructed and in excellent shape. Today an top art-gallery. Do not miss the Dürer paintings after the ball hall!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This palace has a magnificent rococo ballroom/ reception room, covered in mirrors and dripping with gold. This is the highlight for me though there is also a collection of baroque masters and German art covering 4 centuries as well, and which extends into a monastery accessible at the back of the ballroom. There are also temporary exhibitions, at our visit... More 

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

The Schaetzler Palais doesn't do justice to its building or contents. It's a monument to German self perpetuating bureaucracy which incidentally houses some great middle age germanic art works. The Munich dominated Governmental art juggernaut set the gallery up some 200 years ago. Try to find something out about it on the web. There's little there, especially about the Staatsgalerie... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The museum is wonderful and the ball room absolutely took my breath away when I entered it. I could have spent half a day there but we only had a couple hours. Definitely worth a visit!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

While we were in Augsburg in the palace was Duerer exposition. It was interesting. But the most significant was the ball hall. Breathtaking. A must for everyone coming to Augsburg.

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Scotland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The art in most of the rooms is variable, to say the least. Fair enough - Augsburg does not claim it's a hub of art treasures. The highlight is obviously the dining / dancing room, which is really gorgeous. You don't have to like Barouque art to admire this, although it does help. Leave behind any potential prejudices and enjoy!!

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Tubingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The gallery of baroque paintings--of mostly local or regional interest--may not be worth the hurried tourist's time, but head straight for the two main attractions: the briliant, first-rate rococo ballroon of the sumptious 18th century aristocratic 'hôtel' which now houses the museum, and then the adjacent State Gallery in the profaned church of St. Catherine's--including a Dürer portrait of the... More 

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