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In the western suburb of Obermenzing, right on the banks of the small river Wuerm, the Schloss Blutenburg is located. The castle used to be the ducal seat Albert III, Duke of Bavaria in 1438 - 1439.
Duke Sigismund of Bavaria, who was the son of Duke Albert III, extended the castle building in early 1488 and died here in 1501.
Duke Sigismund also ordered to build a palace chapel, a wonderful masterpiece of late Gothic style which still has its stained-glass windows, along with the altars with three paintings created in 1491 by Jan Polack. Unfortunately the main building became derelict during the Thirty Years War, but was rebuilt in 1680. Even today the castle is surrounded by a ring wall with four towers.
Today the rooms of Schloss Blutenburg are used to host the International Youth Library (Internationale Jugendbibliothek). Besides this, a number of concerts take place inside the castle.