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Three museums on the world´s longest castle

The world longest castle is home to three museums. The House of Photography, the Town Museum and the State Collection.

The House of Photography

Fotomuseum am Eingang der Burg.

Extra history on celluloid

Right at the entrance to the world’s longest castle complex there is a very special kind of museum. The photography museum, founded in 1983, gives a detailed  insight into that most fascinating of mediums.

Aesthetic highlights are the gallery of contemporary photography and regular special exhibitions of photographic art. Also to be seen is 170 years of photographic history with historic images of the  town and a collection of over 500 cameras.

Town museum

Stadtmuseum Ritterrüstung

An extra helping of history

The Burghausen Town Museum is located in the main castle of the world’s longest castle. After the 2012 Bavarian-Upper Austrian State Exhibition, the permanent exhibition in the Town Museum was re-designed from scratch.

See history brought to life across a total area of 900 m2 through a variety of hands-on exhibits and audio stations. Experience courtly culture on the ground floor and learn all about the town’s history on the second floor.

Once the other areas, the “art city Burghausen” and the Salzach-Wöhrsee nature area, are set up, in a few years’ time the Town Museum will be able to present a total of four subject areas over an area of 1,400 m2.

State Collection

Schlachtengemälde Staatliche Sammlung

Extra wide tableaux with a panoramic view

Bavarian paintings from the late Middle Ages and court art from 1600 –  panoramic battle scenes on canvas.

56 paintings presented over two floors of the main castle – from late medieval altar pieces to artworks and paintings from the early 17th century. There is also a breathtaking view from the platform on the roof.

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Blick in den zweiten Burghof.

Castle courtyards at a glance

The six castle courtyards are strung together like a pearl necklace. Every castle courtyard has lots to discover.

Blick auf die Altstadt

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Experience Burghausen from a whole new perspective. High-quality 360-degree shots provide a fantastic look at the city.

Innenhof der Hauptburg.

Architectural history

The castle which stands as a witness to over one thousand years of history, is the focus of a visit to Burghausen.

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