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Schaezlerpalais

Address: Maximilianstrasse 46, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany (Innenstadt - St. Ulrich-Dom)
Phone Number: 0821/3244102
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Augsburg
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This palace was once visited by Marie Antoinette and funds are being raised for its restoration.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This palace was once visited by Marie Antoinette and funds are being raised for its restoration.

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Wooster, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
106 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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158 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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273 reviews 273 reviews
69 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
11 attraction reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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