Residence Castle Oettingen

On Saturday afternoon after having been at Pappenheim for the Wedding of Prince Karl-Emich zu Leiningen and Countess Isabelle von und zu Egloffstein i travelled to Pappenheim where i visted the Residence Castle. The Castle between 1679 and 1687 for the Fürsten zu Oettingen-Spielberg, and it still belongs to the Family. In the 1950’s the Castle was opened for the public and there are guided Tours where one can see the Former living rooms of the Family among them the Golden Room, the Red Room and the Golden Hall.In the so-called Golden Room, in addition to rococo furniture, pictures were exhibited, including the portrait of the Princess at Oettingen-Wallerstein, who was the maid of honor with Empress Maria Theresia. In the Red Room, 18th century furniture, together with a fayence oven, as well as the portrait of the duchess Christine Luise of Oettingen-Oettingen, the grandmother of Empress Maria Theresia, can be seen. The Golden Salon was designed by Mathias Schmuzer from Wessobrunn with a baroque stucco ceiling, the walls are decorated with rococo decorations. The great portrait depicts Johann Aloys I. at Oettingen-Spielberg, who was raised to the princehood in 1734. He was the nephew of the builder of the castle. In the Festaal, the stucco by Mathias Schmuzer is also predominant. In the Festival Hall are Concerts every Summer.























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