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Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), Munich

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While millions of tourists flock to the city for its world-famous beer festival, few find their way to the tranquil Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg). 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. Use our Munich trip itinerary builder to add Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and other attractions to your Munich vacation plans.
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  • An absolutely stately castle with a beautiful, large park away from Central Munich. A must-have.
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  • Very impressive exhibition spaces, beautiful ceiling paintings, very well preserved original furniture us the birth room of Ludwig II simply fascinating!
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  • I could possibly spend a week here at Nymphenburg and still want more. The Palace and Coach Museum are both worth seeing. Just strolling the park is relaxing and beautiful. There is no charge for acce...  more »
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  • I visited in the palace in the summer, on a lovely sunny day, and got a fantastic experience from it. It's not quite the Munich Versailles, but it's similar! I wasn't really interested in the building, and apparently most of it is not open to the public - but the grounds are beautiful. The approach is impressive, with its long canal, and the front of the building. Inside, there are so many paths, through manicured lawns and wild meadows, over streams, through nice open woodland. If you enjoy that sort of thing, you must come. There are also a few interesting buildings scattered in the park itself. If you visit here, you must also pop over to the adjacent Munich botanical garden, a small but stunning place, crammed with lovingly tended flowers, woodland and greenhouses. It's worth three times the 4.50 Euro admission!
  • While I didn't go inside the structures, our walk through the gardens was beautiful and quite peaceful. A very pleasant walk that I'd recommend, go for a wander.
  • Its not worth going inside but there is a beautiful park right behind. Nice place for a run or walk.
  • The Palace is beautiful. You only get access to a few rooms in the Palace, but it's very nice. The park and pavilions are a good experience too. There is only one toilet in the entire Palace so if you're visiting the pavilions you'll have to walk back to main Palace for the toilet. I had a very negative experience with the toilet attendant. Upon entering the toilet there was an older female attendant standing there with a handful of coins in her hand. I thought this meant that it was a paying toilet and was about to leave to get my wallet from the lockers and return but she waved me past and told me to go in. When I was ready to exit I noticed some ladies exiting before me giving her money and some ladies did not. So I realized that she was expecting a tip. As I did not have any coins on me (as my wallet was still in the lockers) I could not tip and as I walked past her she stopped me, pointed her finger at me and said some things in German in a very negative tone. I do not speak German and tried to let her know that I do not have any change to tip her. She scoffed at me and I left. My companions that later went to the toilet reported a similar experience.
  • Really beautiful and amazing gardens and palace buildings. Everything is well maintained, although there are a number of waterfowl so watch your step. It is free to wander around the outside, and go into the garden area. You have to buy a ticket if you want to tour the inside of the palace, but honestly the garden was much more interesting and quite beautiful.