The State Gallery in the High Palace
In the medieval complex of the High Palace, high above the town, a branch gallery of the Bavarian State Collections of Paintings was set up in 1931 and reopened in 1977 on the basis of a new concept.
The great Knight’s Hall (Rittersaal) with its splendid carved wooden ceiling from the late 15th century is the setting for a collection of late gothic panel paintings and sculptures from the Swabian-Bavarian and Allgäu region. A large part of the holdings come from Prince von Oettingen-Wallerstein’s collection, which he once sold to the Bavarian king, Ludwig I. It contains rich treasures from the Monastery of St Mang, which was dissolved in the early 19th century. Some of the most important pictures are the life-size Salvator Mundi by an Augsburg master from about 1494, the Sippen Altar by an unknown Allgäu master around 1520, the panels created in 1510 showing the plague and war and the eight scenes from the legend of the holy imperial couple Heinrich und Kunigunde. The Bavarian National Museum has added sculptures from the same epoch and landscape to the collection.
Special exhibitions have been added to this collection: Munich Painters in the 19th Century and the Pocci Collection.