Photographing Nymphenburg Palace

Simply put: Nymphenburg Palace is stunning.

One of the 16 things that I wrote about in a list of things to do in Munich, was to visit the visually stunning Nymphenburg Palace, a short distance from the center of Munich by train, bus, tram, or car.

The palace, which reminds me a lot of the the very famous palace in Versailles, France is smaller than its predecessor, is stunning both inside and outside, and is a lot less crowded.

When you first enter the grounds, you will come upon a small lake inhabited by swans, geese, and ducks. As you pass the lake and make your way through the grounds in front of the palace, you will arrive at the front doors of the palace, where you can visit the rooms of the palace for a small fee or pass straight through the bottom floor of the palace and out into the backyard for free.

If you choose to enter the museum-like rooms, you can see the room where Maximilian II Emanuel was born, the famous Gallery of Beauties created by King Ludwig I to display all of the women whom he had slept with, and the Great Hall designed by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and François Cuvilliés the Elder.

Palace Grounds

Nymphenburg Palace front

The front of the palace

Main entrance Nymphenburg

The main entrance of the palace

Statue Nymphenburg Palace

A statue in front of the palace

Nymphenburg backyard

The rear end of the palace

Nymphenburg statue

A statue in the backyard of the palace

Nymphenburg backyard

The backyard of the palace


Inside the Palace

Great Hall Nymphenburg

The Great Hall

Gallery of Beauties Nymphenburg

Part of King Ludwig I’s Gallery of Beauties

Antechamber Nymphenburg Palace

The Antechamber

Bedroom Nymphenburg Palace

The bedroom

Have you been to Nymphenburg Palace? What were your impressions?

By |2017-07-30T01:10:05+00:00October 27th, 2014|Munich|14 Comments


  1. Shikha (whywasteannualleave) Oct 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    How truly stunning!! I can’t believe I was just in Munich last year and didn’t go to this – I’m not even sure if I knew of it but we were only there a couple of days – if I’m ever back, I’ll have to check it out!

  2. Jenny | A Thing For Wor(l)ds Oct 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos, Chanel! Unfortunately I didn’t stop here when I visited Munich, but it definitely looks like a must-see for next time.

  3. Mindi @ 2foodtrippers Oct 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    We were just in Munich but unfortunately did not have time to leave the airport. Now I know where to go when we actually have time to explore the city. This palace looks amazing.

  4. Anna Oct 27, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen it only from outside since we visited on Easter day (I think) and it was closed! It is very beautiful both inside and outside!

    • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer Oct 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Wow! Well hopefully you will be able to see it on your next time to Munich Anna; it truly is beautiful 😀

  5. Nadeen White Oct 28, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    So beautiful! I love palaces and royalty lol. The Gallery of Beauties-wow!

  6. Francesca Oct 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Gallery of Beauties… I need one of those in my house 😉 One thing I do love about Europe is the abundance of palaces. I never tire of experiencing such grandeur and opulence. Gorgeous photos!

  7. Ryan Zieman Nov 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Can you believe that I still haven’t been to Germany? I’ll have to check this place out if (when) I make it over to Munich. I may be spending Christmas there, but I’m not sure yet. Great photos!

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