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Nymphenburg Palace, Munich

Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
While millions of tourists flock to the city for its world-famous beer festival, few find their way to the tranquil Nymphenburg Palace. Renowned architect Agostino Barelli designed this sprawling, 200 hectare (490 acre) garden oasis, which was completed in 1675. The palace once served as the summer residence of Bavarian kings. The facade was redesigned in the French Baroque style in 1716, and now is about 700 m (2,300 ft) wide. You can visit both the gardens and their several museums. The most notable one, inside the former royal stables, contains one of the biggest horse carriage collections in Europe. Regular guided tours aren't available, but you can pick up an informative audio guide at the site's entrance. Arrange to visit Nymphenburg Palace and other attractions in Munich using our Munich day trip site.
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  • Nymphenburg is a beautiful palace (just like many others), not too big and good for a leisure stroll. You may download a free audio guide which I find essential and fantastic learning about the...  more »
  • The palace can be seen in half a morning or afternoon. The gardens are quite extensive, so if you're into that plan on half a day. The palace is not close to a U-Bahn or S-Bahn stop (well over a...  more »
  • nothing special really, on pictures on the internet it looked lovely, but arriving there it was just disappointing  more »
  • Nymphenburg Palace is a magnificent Baroque residence in Munich built to celebrate the long awaited birth of an heir. Huge sprawling castle grounds. I was in awe! The grandeur, such opulence of the frescoes and furnishings. Nymphenburg was impressive but also empty. For all.its grand history, the great rooms were uninhabited.
  • A lovely palace with an even more lovely garden. The canal passes right through it and you can see the swans having a good time. It takes roughly half an hour to walk leisurely in and around the palace. Mind you, entry to the palace is restricted to ticket holders only. Roaming around the garden is free though. Visit this palace on a bright sunny day and I'm sure you'll love it!
  • My husband and I visited this beautiful castle .. A holiday for the soul and the eyes in a beautiful peaceful setting, with lots of greenery. There is also a man-made lake in whose emperors you can enjoy as many beautiful white swans swim around you while feeding and talking to them. A large number of tourists and visitors who are photographed daily for the fondest memories. Miraculously large castle for the most luxurious and wonderful wedding parties.
  • This place is beautiful. The palace itself has plenty to see and just experience. Magnificent interiors and exteriors. The entrance itself is pretty grand. A possibly overlooked part of this experience are the immense gardens and garden houses (small palaces in their own right). It's worth getting the pass to see all of these; each of these are buried in the palace grounds, making for a fun adventure just to find them, but also each offering quite a unique experience. This place really captures the meaning of lavish in physical form. It's easy to spend a whole day here just exploring and taking everything in at a relaxed pace. Plenty of palace, sculptures, gardens, art, and history all in one place. Don't miss out on this one if you're in the area.
  • We visited this place when a friend of ours had their wedding last year and it's just an amazing spots for wedding photos. The park inside is just huge and really taken care of. Boat rides are also possible but considering how small the canals are can't recommend doing that

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