SIZE COUNTS: Nymphenburg Palace
is over 650m long. Pic: Wilfried Hösl /
SHOWPIECE: The Steinerer Saal
at Nymphenburg Palace was used
to host royal balls.
The lobby/gift shop is on the ground floor of the central pavilion. This is the oldest part of the palace, built (1664) as a gift from Elector Ferdinand Maria to his wife Adelaide of Savoy.
She’d just given birth to future ruler Max Emanuel I and apparently deserved something special. Young Max himself added the north and south pavilions about 40 years later.
Click on the pic above to see a scopic panorama shot of Nymphenburg Palace and its Rondells. So, big enough for ya?
LANDSCAPED SURROUNDS: My mum
on her visit to Nympenburg Palace in 2008.
FROZEN: Nymphenburg Palace looks
stunning under snow.
SIMPLE BEAUTY: Helene Sedlmayr
ended up marrying the
King's valet. She was originally
from Trostberg in southern Bavaria.
HER NAME WAS LOLA: Lola Montez
caused one of the scandals
of the century through her
relationship with King Ludwig I.
BIRTH OF A LEGEND: Mad King Ludwig II was
born in this room at Nymphenburg Palace.
Combine your trip to Nymphenburg with a visit to the nearby Hirschgarten, the world's biggest garden.
The brew is fresh, the pretzels delicious and there's even a deer enclosure.
PARK HOUSE: The Pagodenburg is
one of four Nymphenburg Palaces to visit.
MAP OF NYMHPENBURG:
Click on the map to
see a larger version to
Location: Schloss Nymphenburg 1, 5km northwest of the city centre.
Phone: 089 17 90 80
Nymphenburg "combination tickets" cost 10€ (8€ concession) from April 1 to October 15.
They cost 8€ (6€ concession) from October 16 to March 31.
This ticket gives you access to the palaces, the Marstallmuseum, the Nymphenburg Porcelain Museum and the Nymphenburg park palaces (the Amalienburg, Badenburg, Pagodenburg and Magdalenenklause).
Open: Nymphenburg Palace is open daily. From April to October 15, 9am to 6pm. From October 16 to March 10am to 4pm.
Directions: 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).
▪See here for Munich transport maps.
Guided tours: There are no guided tours of Nymphenburg Palace but audio guides are available in German, English, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
For visitors in wheelchairs: All sights off the ground floor are accessible via lift, but there are a few steps to negotiate in the park palaces.
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