Nymphenburg Palace, Munich

4.5
Garden Castle Must See
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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  • It's amazing the size of this place. At the very beginning has a very large, clean River, with fish, ducks and other birds are swimming or giving buzz in rio. The building is huge and has a huge garden behind her very well maintained. Definitely worth the visit.
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  • Here was born the mad Prince who then built the castle on the Alps in which inspired Disney. Very cute and large garden. Where you can walk and walk without paying anything. Excellent ride.
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  • Who like to walk, is right here. Beautiful, well-kept gardens. Always back benches that invite you to linger and read. I was not so far even in the castle itself, but is on the to do list
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  • Stunning palace! Well worth a visit! The interior of the great hall is amazing. The place can be very crowded at times so maybe it would be better earlier in the morning. The grounds are beautiful and you could walk for over an hour. It would be great for a picnic etc. Be aware all liquids are forbidden inside but may be stored in a locker. The palace itself isn't very big so I felt a little underwhelmed but the gardens made up for it. Make sure you have your ticket throughout as I lost mine and couldn't visit the botanical gardens
  • I only went around the grounds, which are beautiful. There are formal gardens, woods and parkland. The first of the two pictures I have posted shows, I hope, the length of the formal garden. The palace, toward the top centre looks far away because it is. The second picture was taken by the lake near the pagoda. It shows wasps, I think, feeding on moss on a rock at the water's. This fascinated me as you can tell. You can walk round these grounds for days, sadly I only had a few hours. Loved it
  • Well worth the visit. Can spend and entire day here as the grounds are huge. The stables are very interesting, you can see beautiful Cinderella style carriages. Also the chapel on the grounds is very unique, all made of shells and coral decorations on the inside. Note that it's only open during certain time of the year.
  • Beautiful palace and amazing park with wild deer. Excellent for running and walks. The castle itself is beautiful as well. However, I don't think it's particularly well suited for visits with younger kids. My toddler daughter was all excited about going to the princess castle, and then was disappointed by the austerity of the interior.
  • The palace is stunning. It is a wonderful place to roam around and enjoy the architecture and the gardens / plants / flowers / birds. The overall area is huge and the palace itself lies in the middle. There are vast gardens in front of and behind the palace. The ones accessible from inside are really stunning with fountains and seat to relax by the side.
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