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“Palace was interesting, but carriages and sleighs are outstanding”
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Nymphenburg Palace
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Only the central building of the Palace was open during my visit, but it was impressive. The central hall was opulent and I found it interesting that the bedroom where King Ludwig II was born in the palace remains the same as it was in his day. What I found more delightful, though, were the carriages and sleighs belonging to Ludwig II that are displayed on the grounds in the Marstallmuseum by the palace. It is quite a large collection, but what I found interesting was the royal crown on the State Sleigh was already lit by a light bulb back in the late 1860s. Also on display in the museum are portraits of Ludwig II's favorite horses. On the second floor of the museum is a large collection of royal porcelain. Worth a visit, but Nymphenburg is not on the scale of Neuschwanstein, so don't go there for a visit expecting something similar. The gardens looked beautiful, but are probably much nicer to stroll around when it's not winter.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We took a Tram out to Nymphenburg Palace so we could be able to see the surroundings also. The trip was about 15-20 minutes from the City Center and very interesting. When we arived at the Palace it had snowed and it was very much like a fairytale! The "sugar coated" Palace was just enchanting! It was easy to imagine how the royal would have lived here and with this thought in our Mindes, we decided to visit the Exhibition with the slieghs first. Outstanding and luxuious slieghs that had been built for the King Ludwig and very well preserved. There was also an outstanding collection of rare Porclain that we took into Close consideration and found it to be truely a royal collection. After this we visited the interior of the Palace. The rooms that are open for viewing were magnificant! so much Royal splender. It made us very much want to see the rest that was not open for viewing. After the interiors, we took a stroll in the royal parks. The gardens are beautiful and a favorite place for the local too stroll also. We meet many lovely People both from Munich and also International guests all enjoying the serenity and Beauty of These beautiful grounds. If you love history and romance, then this is a must visit!

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Nyphenburg Palace is in the west of central Munich. We used U-Bahn to Rotkreuzplatz and Tram to Romanplatz and then about 1 km walk. Road signs to Nymphenburg seemed sparse. Took about half an hour from the Haupbahnhof station in central Munich. The Palace is very impressive on first sight as you approach. Aim for the central building as we saw no signs in the grounds pointing out the entrance. There are refundable-fee lockers near the ticket desk. Disappointingly in view of the Nymphenburg's vast size only the central building and two adjoining wings were available to visit. The central hall is very high and impressive, the adjoining rooms less so. An audio guide is essential. Spectacular views over the huge gardens and water features. We spent about an hour looking around the buildings. The palace would benefit from a tea room, although there is a splendid, privately owned but not to be missed coffee shop on the corner of the main thoroughfare leading to the palace. Overall staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I took a tram from the train station, which took about 15 minutes. Once you get off the tram, all you need to do is walk along the canal, a few hundred metres to the palace.

The palace and grounds are awe inspiring, the size just does your head in. While the water ponds were dry, there were still hundreds of geese feeding on the lawns.

Upon entering, if you want to tour the building, you have to deposit any backpacks etc in lockers, which take €1 or €2 coins that are refundable. So make sure you have coin on you.

To tour it cost something like €5 and I also made use of the English speaking electronically recorded device, that only required you to put in the number of each exhibit, for it to speak to you about that particular exhibit.

I have to say that the parts available to the public was opulent. The artwork was something. The bedrooms, well they were visually appealing to say the least.

For me I was disappointed at the limited number of rooms that the public could access. In reality it was only one small part of one floor. Realistically you could really take in everything if you spent between one and two hours max.

It was nice, something that should be on your must see list, but do not build up your expectations as to just how much you see. The buildings are massive, but you get to see probably 1% of it.

For me, it was one of those places that you have to see, but only once in your life time. It was paradoxical in that it was beautiful, but I was disappointed at the same time.

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I liked the building, the lake of swans, and the backyard. I did'nt like the fact that you sould pay to insert to the palace

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