When one reads about where the Bavarian royal family lived in Munich, two palaces in the city are in every guidebook. Both their main residence (the Residenz), in the town center, and their summer home, Nymphenburg Palace, are definitely wonderful and extremely worthy of a visit. Yet there is another palace very close to Munich that too often gets overlooked: Schleissheim Palace. Built in the early 1700’s and designed to be the new main residence of the duke who was expecting to become emperor (but never got the job), it is just far enough away from the city that is off the main tourist trails and thus is wonderfully uncrowded. The stunning interior architecture of the central section of the palace and the extensive gardens highlight a visit there. Schleissheim Palace is on our Royal Dynasties tour.