Nymphenburg Palace

Schloss Nymphenburg 1, Munich

4.5

Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is one of the largest royal palaces in Europe, situated in Munich, Bavaria. The Palace was built in 1675 and designed in baroque style. It was founded as a summer residence to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel. For many years, the palace buildings were used by the Wittelsbachs as a summer residence. Some spaces have their original Baroque decor intact, while others were later remodeled in Rococo and Classical styles. It is a complex of many buildings, pavilions, museums and an extensive outdoor garden. Over the years, the royal family members enlarged this palace into this sprawling complex it is today. The Palace is one of the most visited parts of Munich. The building itself hosts 300, 000 visitors annually. It has several buildings concentrated in the same place. Schlossmuseum (Royal apartments: Central Pavilion, North and South Galleries, Inner Southern Pavilion, Garden Pavilions) Marstallmuseum (Carriage Museum: South wing) Porzellanmuseum München (Nymphenburg porcelain museum: South wing) Museum of Man and Nature (Northwing)Erwin von Kreibig-Museum (South Schlossrondell) Here you can find lots of interesting such as the lobby shop which can be found on the ground floor of the central pavilion, Marstallmuseum which demonstrates a large number of amazing coaches, carriages and sleighs in which were used by the Bavarian rulers in 18th and 19th centuries, wonderful dinings, interesting figures, etc.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 16:00

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Reviews

  • Khalid El-Gazzar

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Sorina Dragusanu

    5
    - 14 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Mick Cant

    5
    - 04 August 2018 -

    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

  • Aoife Keeley

    4
    - 31 July 2018 -

    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

  • Travis Lane

    5
    - 14 July 2018 -

    What a beautiful palace in the west side of Munich. The grounds are huge. With tranquil paths leading to the other small palaces on the grounds. Definitely recommend the combination ticket for two at 23 euros. We wish we had allocated a full day here vs. A half day. Hard to believe you are in town when walking behind the palace to the other areas.

  • Ruth Penny

    5
    - 11 July 2018 -

    Lovely place and free entry round gardens. Took tram from central Munich direct to palace on a nice warm day. Never planned to go on tour through palace, saw enough for great photos within grounds. Worth going to see for a morning or afternoon.

  • Anna Glushkova

    5
    - 12 June 2018 -

    Definitely go and definitely get the combo ticket - it is all worth seeing! All the swans and ducks leading up to the palace are so cute and friendly! The inside of the palace is stunning, especially all the ceilings and chandeliers in my opinion. The addition side museum is also worth seeing, the old golden carriages are very beautiful to look at even if just a quick walk through. Big benefit - the whole palace and grounds can easily be done as a half day if you don’t want to spend the full day there!

  • Steve Heng

    5
    - 09 June 2018 -

    Great place for a walk on a Saturday afternoon. The park is free while a visit to the palace and the park palaces incur a small fee. Definitely a good place to begin your appreciation of Bavarian royal history and architecture. The buildings range from baroque to rococo to neoclassical in style while the gardens are a combination of first French and then English styles. Go on a gondola ride in the central canal!

  • Shafeeque Narippatta

    4
    - 03 June 2018 -

    Best place to roam around. Amazing view. In winter most of the gardens will be full of snow. We can walk over the lake there in winter season, because it will be completely frozen. The garden in the summer is amazing, full of green and fountains. You can spend good time with your family and friends here. There is a good parking space available here.

  • Erin Wagner

    5
    - 28 January 2018 -

    The main room was the most impressive interior we saw in Munich. So gorgeous and breath taking. We had a great time walking around the grounds and seeing the other buildings on the property.

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