The Nymphenburg Palace is a Baroque palace in Munich, Germany. Construction of the palace started in 1664 and was completed in 1675 to the plans of Italian architect, Agostino Barelli. The palace was built as a summer residence after the birth of the heir to the throne Max Emanuel in 1662. Over the years it was extended and improved, starting with Emanuel who vastly expanded the palace. Since Emanuel, the palace has served as a residence for many other rulers of Bavaria and the House of Wittelsbach. Today the palace still stands as the home of the House of Wittelsbach but has also become a sight for sightseers due to its history and relevance with the rulers of Bavaria and also its baroque architecture.
The best way to get to the palace is by car, the palace has over 400 parking space available for people visiting by car. Other options include public transport, by getting either the S-Bahn to ‘Laim’ and then the bus from there to ‘Schloss Nymphenburg’ or by getting the U-Bahn to ‘Rotkreuzplatz’, then tram to ‘Schloss Nymphenburg’.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace is open to visitors everyday from 9am-6pm April to September and 10am-4pm October to March. The price to enter the palace is set at 6 euros for adults and 5 euros for children but you can get a combo ticket which allows you access to the palace and also the Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain which is situated at the palace, the combo ticket is set at 11 euros.