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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  • The gardens were really pretty to walk around (and free) but the palace itself I didn't find too interesting. It was a little confusing to find the right place to go right away.  more »
  • Wonderful way to enjoy a look at the past. Like walking back in time. Beautifully preserved castle easy to explore and well worth the time spent there.  more »
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  • Nice historical complex, baroque as it seems, nicely restored and maintained. Provides an ample park to visit with specific landmarks to see. On the downside, part of the castle is still under restoration and cannot be visited. Also, the castle souvenir shop is quite pricey.
  • The site itself is absolutely fantastic with great walks and history to learn about. The woman who sold us our ticket was an ignorant cow which was the only downside to attending this place. Thankfully the other staff members were so nice. Can be reached by tram, there’s a really good Greek restaurant nearby.
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