Nymphenburg Palace

Formerly the summer residence of the Wittelbachs, the former royal family of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace, surrounded by an English-style park, finds a worthy spot in the itinerary of tourists visiting Munich.

This palace, arguably one of the most beautiful in Germany, took 94 years to be completed since work on it first started in 1664. The lush gardens of this palace, designed by Charles Carbonet in the year 1701, never cease to awe tourists.

Nymphenburg palace

Nymphenburg palace

The garden also boasts of a number of prominent Baroque garden pavilions like the Amalienburg, the Badenburg, and the Pagodenburg. Although the principal structure of the palace begun in 1664, the construction of its annexes took place during 1745-77.

Visitors should also check out the royal stables that highlights the unused wedding coach of Ludwig II. The garden outside the palace also features a witch’s cottage, bathing house, Chinese teahouse, a natural history museum, tropical greenhouses along with a crystal and gild decorated hunting lodge.

The Nymphenburg palace also boasts of a 2-storey dining hall that is decorated with amazing frescoes, the Chinese lacquer room, the Heraldic room. According to history, the portraits of 38 local beauties, including a passionate illustration of Lola Montez, caught the attention of Ludwig I. Apart from this, there is also a room filled with Gobelin tapestries.