Schloss und Park Nymphenburg
5 reviews of Schloss und Park Nymphenburg in English
A wonderful place to spend the day and ponder about the meaning of life. This beautiful garden/park puts most everyone in a gr8 mood :)
The castle was built in honor of the birth of the son of the reigning King at that time...What a wonderful way to celebrate life!!!
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At Schloss Nymphenburg we liked the Schosspark the most. If you go for a walk in the morning you're almost alone and can watch animals in the middle of the city :-) In the winter the kids sledding on the hills and the flowers bloom in the summer and the beautiful lawns of the palace garden invite to linger. We often strolled through the many little path and enjoyed this green idyll. Near the castle is a park where one can see a lot. The Faun on its spring, the Amalienburg or the Pagodenburg and much more. One Sunday morning in autumn we have witnessed a very special occasion: They drain the entire canal around the castle and pick the fishes. We did not read anywhere about the event, but participants told us that they make a big secret out of it because many people pay good money to eat one of those fishes ;-) (See photos) We did not try any of the fishes because they seemed a bit mossy ;-)
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Definitely worth a visit. I learned a lot about the family of King Ludwig. As far as the 'castle' itself goes, it's more of what we Americans would consider a mansion or Estate in England. It's definitely not a castle like Neuschwanstein at all.
The amount of gold leaf is astounding!
Some beautiful grounds accompany the castle too.
This Schoss was a former palace on the outskirts of Munich and as the city grew, it became part of the city. The Castle and grounds itself are nice, but the glory days of German royalty are long gone, and shows its age.
The Castle rooms are nice but remind me of countless other rooms you see in other royal palaces (Madrid, Prague, Paris, London). The grounds are nice and somewhat wild. It’s like Hampton Court or Versaille left to it’s own devices to grow out.
All in all, it’s a nice break away from the city yet easy to get to but I wouldn’t be too upset if I went to Munich and didn’t see this place
Schloss Nymphenburg, in German, Nymphenburg Palace in English, a unique combination of architecture and garden design, that stately Royal Bararian summer residence is one of the best examples in Europe of a synthesis of these arts.
After the birth of the heir to the throne Max Emanuel, in 1664, prince elector Ferdinend (Maria) comissioned the great Italian architect Agostino Barelli (not the guy with the modern noodles) to build Nymphenburg Palace. During the reign of the son, Max Emanuel, the basic complex was extended with side galleries and residencial buildings designed by the next architect, Henrico Zuccalli. Finally in 1714 the unique Bavarian architect Joseph Effner completed the four-winged ensemble of buildings, modernized the facade of the central building French style, the at first "private house" of the Wittelsbach family had become an extensive summer residence of of impressing absolutist proportions.
Karl Albrecht, next prince elector, completed the complex on the city side with the Rondell buildungs .
Here we find King Ludwig I 's world-famous so called Gallery of Beauties, exhibiting the portraits of the his time most beautiful women, even nowadays a very impressing collection of real beauties, noble ladies as well as less respected ones. They gradually tormed one of the main attractions for the visitors.
Here Ludwig II, the fairytale King was born and educated, here we find impressing individual works of art and art collections of the Wittelsbach family and the Bavarian state collections.
Coming to Munich in summer, with enough time to spend half a day in the building complex or the complex surrounding parcs, you should go there, you will be charmed by the unique impressive ambiente you will find. You will never forget that memory. Enjoying that castle with all its complexes round you begin to understand how and why the Fairytale King became what he was, the piritus rector of creating impressive new castles, sponsoring the music writer Wagner and his imposing works.
Thus Ludwig ruined his country that time, and that was why he was slain, on the pother hand he invented by his oeuvres the modern time tourisme of Bavaria, month by month bringing millions of cash to his former poor, now sery rich country.
His investment into archtecture probably was, by todays eyes, the most genial investment ever. So the nowadays Bavarian people do good to admire and hold popular ther greatest sponsor ever.
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