Ever wondered how the kings of old used to roll?
Dozens of gilt-gold carriages and sleighs are assembled here into one of the impressive museums of its kind in the world.
Just think of all the work that went into these majestic pieces, some of which were used only once. A major drawcard is the coronation coach Karl Albrecht rode through the streets of Munich when he became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1742.
It’s to the back of the first hall around the corner.
Royal sleighs show you how the Bavarian royal liked to get around the countryside in winter. The most impressive once belonged to the "Fairy Tale" King Ludwig II, whose tastes for all things beautiful were a tad more genteel than most.
Check out his“Nymph sleigh”with a half-naked statue of a nymph holding up two lanterns to light the way. The museum houses a bridle and harness collection and painting of horses, including Ludwig II’s favourite mount, Gisela.
There’s also a camp little court merry-go-round with equipment for tournament exercises. The museum use to be known as the "Rich Remise" and housed the former stables of Nymphenburg Palace.
To Nymphenburg Palace, take any S-Bahn to Laim. Head to the left once you leave the station and it's a 20min walk along Wotan Strasse and left at Romansplatz (or you can take bus No 51 from Laim).
You can also take Tram No. 16 or 17 from outside the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station), or No 12 from Rotkreuzplatz (direction Romansplatz or Amalienburgstrasse).
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