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Neues Schloss Review

Set to reopen in spring 2012 following renovations, the spacious and elegant Neues Schloss is directly across from its predecessor. Designed by Christoph Gessinger at the beginning of the 18th century, it took nearly 50 years to complete. The grand double staircase, with its intricate grillwork and heroic statues, was the work of Balthasar Neumann. The interior's other standout is the glittering Spiegelsaal (Hall of Mirrors). In an unlikely combination of 18th-century grace and 20th-century technology, the first floor of the palace houses the Dornier Museum. Three rooms are devoted to Claude Dornier, the pioneer airplane builder, and his flying machines.

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  • Address: Schlosspl. 12, Meersburg, 88709 | Map It
  • Phone: 07532/440–4900
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 9–6.30, Nov.–Mar., weekends and holidays 11–4
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  • Location: Meersburg
Updated: 11-14-2013

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