With a longer façade than the Palace of Versailles, Schloss Nymphenburg was the impressive summer residence of the Wittelsbac... More
With a longer façade than the Palace of Versailles, Schloss Nymphenburg was the impressive summer residence of the Wittelsbachs. The Stone Hall is particularly impressive and the famous 'Schönheitengalerie' (Gallery of the Beauties) containing the portraits of 36 local women, is a must see. A few interesting smaller palaces can be found in the park: the Amalienburg, Pagodenburg and Badenburg. The Marstallmuseum boasts a comprehensive display of carriages, sleds and crockery; the Meditationskapelle (Meditation Chapel) with its Magdalenenklause is also worth a visit.
This place was absolutely beautiful! The paintings on the ceilings blew me away! Be cautious when taking pictures though - no flash photography is allowed. Several people in my group were spoken to by officials when they didn't realize their flash on their camera was still on.
There is also a nature museum in a part of the castle that was very fascinating. It includes plants, rocks & minerals, animals, and the human body.