Bavarian Castle Department

Schloss Nymphenburg, München, Germany

The Bavarian Administration of Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, otherwise known as the Bavarian Palace Administration, is one of the most traditional administrations in the Free State of Bavaria. Created as part of the administration at the court of the electors and kings, it is today one of the largest public authorities responsible for museums in Germany, managing 45 palaces, castles and residences as well as further monuments and artists' houses.

It is also responsible for a very special historical heritage: the many magnificent court gardens, palace parks, gardens and lakes. The unique ensembles of European architecture with their sumptuous artistic interiors attract over five million visitors annually from all over the world.

Source: Bavarian Castle Department website

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