The name of this summer palace Wittelsbach tunes in a frivolous mood - the castle of the nymphs. In many countries, this would have ended, but Wittelsbachs were not like that. For two centuries, each new owner of the castle attached something to himself from him. As a result: today Nymphenburg is a whole complex of buildings with a length of more than 700 meters.
Alas, the Second World War caused serious damage to the complex, so tourists can admire only a small fraction of what adorned the world a hundred years ago. However, this small one is quite enough to visit this miracle left an indelible impression on your life.
The main palace. Center
In the central part of the castle, visitors fall into the main parade hall, striking with a wealth of decoration and paintings. Once it was here that the main receptions and royal balls were held. The ceiling that completes this baroque splendor is worthy of special attention.
It all starts with a hallway hung with portraits of the former owners, then the reception room, decorated with Belgian tapestries of the 18th century, followed by the royal bedroom, the Northern office, the gallery of pretty women, decorated by the playful duke with portraits of the most beautiful women in Europe, the coat of arms, Karl Theodor’s room and the spacious and bright North Gallery .
Each room makes visitors freeze with admiration. Refined taste, luxury, harmony - all together revives the atmosphere of royal country life.
The south wing also begins with the entrance hall, followed by the reception room, bedroom, Chinese lacquer cabinet, then the cozy South gallery, hung with the works of the best masters of the 18th century. The exposition ends with Karl Theodor’s office and reception.
This part looks somewhat more sophisticated than the north. The fact is that there was a female half of the palace. Hence the great ease.
The exposition of the central palace ends here. But this is not the end of the museum. Visitors are waiting Nymphenburg Pavilions, which also has a lot of interesting things.
Here, visitors again fall into the gallery of charming women arranged by another duke (oh, these Wittelsbachs!). Pictured today look unusually attractive. Reading their names, one wonders: did these models know what their portraits were ordered for? Interestingly, in addition to the gallery, the official dining room was located here. Maybe Wittelsbach ate better, contemplating this beauty?
Behind the lovely dining room is the Queen’s studio, her own study, the audience room, the bedroom of the wife of the Bavarian rulers. It is surprising that despite the baroque splendor and intricacy of the rococo, the pavilion is very cozy, at home. The soft atmosphere of a summer, informal home, perfectly preserved.
Second Northern Pavilion
Here you can get acquainted with the ceremonial design of the palace chapel. A lot of light and air, brilliant paintings and paintings.
At this, Nymphenburg's exposition ends.
In addition to all of the above, Nymphenburg is famous for its park, in which there are several gazebos that attract tourists with luxury and fine finishes. You can visit the porcelain museum, an exhibition of carriages and ceremonial strollers of the Bavarian kings.
A combined ticket, which includes access to all parts of the complex, depending on the season, costs from 8.50 to 11.50 euros. If you are only interested in the palace - 6 euros. The carriage museum and porcelain - 4.50 euros. Pergolas in the park - 4.50 euros.
Nymphenburg is beautiful at any time of the year, but you can fully enjoy all the beauties available from April to October.
Have a nice trip!