Schleissheim Palace also drew inspiration from the Palace of Versailles. Due to unfortunate political developments and the financial situation in the country, the original plan was gradually simplified and finally all that remained of the original ambitious plans was the monumental main tract.
Although money was in extremely short supply, there was to be no lack of splendor at Schleissheim. Among the highlights of the interior is the ceremonial sequence of rooms which begins with the grand Baroque entry.
For several decades the fresco that covered the entire ceiling of the Large Hall was the largest ceiling painting in the world. Ceiling frescoes which appear to be three-dimensional create an imaginary world with figures rising steeply upwards or tumbling down on the viewer.
The ceiling paintings are the main feature of the palace's interior. Enriched by many narrative details, they reflect a desire to create an impression and are often characterized by wit and irony. In the state bedroom in the Electress's apartment, two satyresses, portrayed as normal women with the hind legs of a goat and a tail, grace the corners of the painting over the Electress's four-poster bed.
This veduta, a highly detailed, large-scale painting, hangs in the gallery in Nymphenburg Palace. It shows an idealized version of the hunting lodge, Lustheim, a vista that was never realized. It was to be situated in the center of elaborate gardens encircled by large colonnades housing orangeries, festival rooms and apartments for guests. The ambitious plans were never completed and eventually the colonnades fell into ruin and were finally demolished.
The hunting lodge and garden palace Lustheim as we see it today. It is located at a distance of one and a half kilometers from the old palace. In the summer the gardens are planted with rows of flowers in carefully harmonized colors; in the center is a fountain.