Schloss Nymphenburg is a striking, lavishly decorated Baroque-style palace located in the west of Munich that was constructed in 1664 as a summer home for the Wittelsbach family.
Franz, Duke of Bavaria, who currently serves as the head of the Wittelsbach family, continues to reside and conduct business from Nymphenburg Palace.
The Marstallmuseum, or 'museum in former royal stables,' is one of the most significant court carriage museums in the world and is home to a sizable exhibition of lavish royal coaches. The largest collection of porcelain across the world is also located upstairs on the first floor.
One of the best features of Nymphenburg Palace is the 490-acre park that surrounds the building. The Grand Parterre and other Baroque garden components have been kept, but the majority of the garden has been simplified. The park serves as a refuge for both wildlife and the citizens of Munich. Numerous animals like deer, rabbits, foxes, frogs, swans, and dragonflies add to Nymphenburg Palace's beauty.
Park palaces like Pagodenburg, Badenburg, Magdalenenklause, and Amalienburg dot the landscape.
With cascading waterfalls and erupting geysers, water plays an important part in the park. The cast iron pumps keep the water flowing. The oldest continuously running machine in Europe, they have been in use for more than 200 years. Two lakes are located on either side of the canal, continuing the water theme. Visitors can take a gondola ride during the summer to take in the tranquil atmosphere:
The name 'pagoda castle' refers to the Chinese tapestries, tiles, and lacquerware that are used to decorate each and every tiny room.
It's quite small, but just as lovely.
If you're really fortunate, the lake and channel in front of the palace will freeze over, giving you the opportunity to go ice skating or engage in a game of bavarian curling.
Schloß Nymphenburg 1, 80638 München, Germany