This 60-room mansion built between 1765 and 1770 houses the Deutsche Barockgalerie (German Baroque Gallery), showcasing 17th- and 18th-century paintings by artists active in Augsburg and its surrounding vicinity. You probably won’t recognize many of the names, but there are a couple of works by Hans Holbein the Elder as well as Veronese and Tiepolo. Albrecht Dürer’s portrait of Jakob Fugger the Rich does justice to the Augsburg moneyman who monopolized 16th-century German banking, not unlike the Medicis in Florence. The mansion’s Festsaal is an enormous banqueting hall lavishly decorated with Rococo frescoes, stuccowork, mirrors, and wall paneling. Marie Antoinette danced away the night of April 28, 1770 here.
- Frommer's Staff