A quick guide to Nymphenburg Palace in Munich

A quick guide to Nymphenburg Palace in Munich

by Jessica Zen
Stripes Europe

Tucked in Munich’s western district is the Baroque palace of Nymphenburg. Combined with the Nymphenburg Palace Park, it was once the main summer residence for the rulers of Bavaria. It was commissioned by Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaid of Savoy after their son was born in 1664. What started out as a simple cube-shaped building was expanded over the years, with construction ranging from the 17th - 19th centuries. 

If you would like to check out this beautiful piece of history, here are some quick facts to help you when you decide to go. 

  • IMPORTANT: Closed until the end of November due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Palace open April - Oct. 15 daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Oct. 16 - March 31 daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Admission to the palace, Marstall Museums and park castles from April 1 - mid-Oct. is 15 euros per person. From mid-Oct. to March 31 is 12 euros per person. Children under the age of 18 are free.
  • Located at Schloß Nymphenburg 1, 80638 Munich.
  • There are no regular tours of the Nymphenburg Palace complex, but castle audio guide tours are available for 3.50 euros. 
  • Special audio guides for children between 6 and 12 years old are also available. 
  • There are 450 free parking spaces for cars on site. 
  • No food, drinks or pets allowed. 
  • Large bags must be left in lockers before touring the buildings. 
  • April to mid-October gondola rides on the Mittelkanal are offered when the weather is nice. 
  • There are two restaurants on-site: Palace café in the Palmenhaus (in the Nymphenburg Palace Park) and Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige (in the south wing of Schloss Nymphenburg). 
  • Download the app "Nymphenburg Palace Park," free of charge in either German or English, for more information. 

Now that you know all the practical details, you can easily plan your trip once it is safe to travel again. Nymphenburg Palace is the perfect place to take a step back in history and enjoy some incredible architecture.

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