During the rule of Duke Henry XIII over Lower Bavaria in the XII century, the palace of princes was built in the territory of the Burghausen Castle. Now it houses a museum. Here you can see a collection of interiors and altars of the monasteries of Upper Bavaria and neighboring Austria. The Treasury building located in the castle’s fifth courtyard houses a museum that reveals the history of photography.
On the ground floor of the former palace of princes you can see the environment in which Bavarian dukes lived. The original interior has not survived the XVIII - XIX centuries, when the castle was garrisoned, so all the furniture, weapons, paintings, sculptures were rearranged. The gallery of Burghausen is on the upper floors of the palace. The first floor contains altars of monasteries of Upper Bavaria and neighboring Austria. 56 paintings by the court artists of the early XVII century are kept on the second floor. From this floor you can go up on the observation deck with panoramic views of Burghausen.
Adjacent to the palace of the princes is the chapel, which St. Henry XIII dedicated to Elisabeth von Thüringen, aunt of his wife Elizabeth of Hungary. The two-storey knights' hall and the women’s bower in front of it were also built during his reign. In 2016, after reconstruction in the bower the Municipal Museum will be reopened.
Walking through the castle, pay attention to the pilgrimage Church of St. Mary and Georgstor monumental gate at the entrance to the first courtyard built in the XV century during the rule of Duke George.
Another interesting point in the castle is the House of Photography named after Robert Gerlich (Dr. Robert-Gerlich-Museum). It was opened in 1983 in the former building of the Treasury in the fifth courtyard of the Burghausen Castle. In 1998 it was named after its founder Dr. Robert Gerlich. Here you can follow the evolution of photography on the camera- from the French daguerreotype in 1842 up to Hasselblad camera 500 EL/70the capturing space objects, as well as look at pictures of old Burghausen, portraits of townspeople, family and wedding photos. In the international photography department, a collection of works by famous artists- reports, portraits, advertising photos -is on display.