There’s an old saying about “when in Rome, do as the Romans.” Well, in the case Oberschleißheim, do as the Bavarians: drink. Seriously. And eat. You’re not gonna find that much Weißwurst (white sausage) anywhere else but in Bavaria.
Do you really think I’m kidding? Oberschleißheim is a mere cat’s jump north of Munich, what does that tell you?
But, if you can tear yourself away from Oberschleißheim’s beer gardens there is a good bit to do in town.
If you’re here during the summer, go swim in one of the bathing lakes nearby. Or, sit beachside with a beer (oh, I’m starting to see a central theme here). Don’t blame me, it was all the Duke of Bavaria and his purity laws fault!
That’s also a nice time of year to see Schloss Lustheim, one of Oberschleißheim’s three palaces. It’s Baroque Garden is quite famous and it’s worth every cent of the three Euro entrance fee to get in. As a matter of fact, it’s worth every minute as its name alone already makes LUST. ;-)
Oberschleißheim’s Old Castle (the second of the grand palaces) is now part of the Bavarian National Museum with permanent exhibits on everyday life. The entrance fee is only six Euro and OH SO WORTH IT. It’s also got a huge collection of information on East and West Prussia.
The New Castle (the last of the palaces) is a stunning and ornate early 18th century design. No museum in this old gal, she’s used for meeting and concerts. It won’t be hard to imagine yourself waltzing in long brocade dresses or other finery in these elegant rooms.
Jump ahead into the 20th century (sorry, the 21st century) at the Air & Space branch of the German Museum. It’s got everything from gliders, to jets, to rockets — this is every little boy’s dream spot! It’s the small things in life that make kids happy.
To keep your big boys happy, get ’em a Bratwurst and a good Bavarian beer. It’s the small things in life that make them happy, too.