Blutenburg Castle

Located between the two arms of the River Würm, the medieval Blutenburg Palace was built in the year 1438-1439.

It was built for the Duke of Bavaria, Albert III, and was used as his hunting lodge. His son, the Duke Sigmond of Bavaria, who ordered the extension of this castle starting from 1488, died in the castle in 1501.

Munich Blutenburg Castle

Munich Blutenburg Castle

Tourists who are interested in architecture will find a treat for their eyes in this castle that boasts of chapel that is a masterpiece built in the Gothic style.

Look out for its stained windows that have survived the ravages of time. The chapel in the castle also boasts of three paintings that were painted by Jan Polack in 1491. The thirty years war left the building in a dilapidated condition.

However, the same was renovated during 1680-1681. The circular wall, replete with four towers and a moat, that surrounds the castle, will awe visitors. This castle that changed hands several times underwent major restorations and currently houses the International Youth Library since the year 1983.

Munich Blutenburg Castle

Munich Blutenburg Castle

It is also famous for the concerts that take place over here, which are popularly known as Blutenburg concerts. Tourists are permitted only to visit the grounds of the castle, and the chapel.

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