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The Staatsgalerie im Hohen Schloss Füssen

The collection of the Staatsgalerie im Hohen Schloss Füssen (State Gallery at the Füssen Hohes Schloss) contains panel paintings and sculptures of the late-gothic period from the Swabian-Bavarian and Allgäu regions. Some of them comes from the collection of the princes of Oettingen-Wallerstein and was acquired by King Ludwig I (1786-1868) in 1828.

Architecture

The summer residence of the prince-bishops of Augsburg is one of the most important secular buildings of the German late Gothic. In 1291, Duke Ludwig der Strenge (1229-1294) of Bavaria began with the castle's construction. The bishop of Augsburg interrupted the construction work, acquired the castle hill and extended the unfinished castle. Between 1489 and 1504, the castle was extended again under Bishop Friedrich II of Zollern (1451-1505). During the secularisation period, the castle came into the possession of the Bavarian royal family.

The Staatsgalerie at the Füssen Hohes Schloss is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections).