Guten Tag! I am officially in Munich and took my first day trip to Schloss Nymphenburg! Paul and I started our European journey in Poland and made our way to Germany last week. Now I am working on my huge checklist of things to see, do, and eat & drink!
For my first venture out, I started with a relatively simple excursion to Schloss Nymphenburg. You guys, Munich has one of the best public transportation systems I’ve ever experienced! Super easy to navigate, clean, and really cool-artsy stations.
Schloss Nymphenburg is located in Munich, about a 20 minute train ride from the city center. The palace is the former summer residence of the Bavarian rulers and construction was completed in 1675! The architectural style is Baroque – which always makes me repeat the Beauty & the Beast line, “if it’s not baroque, don’t fix it”.
PALACE AND PALACE GROUNDS
The palace grounds open bright and early at 6am throughout the whole year and there is no charge to access them. There were many people walking their dogs, riding bikes, and jogging through the gardens – even for a Tuesday morning it was fairly busy.
Inside the palace is a museum, which you can pay to tour. The grounds are home to many other smaller garden pavilions (closed in the winter), lakes, and there is also an entrance to Munich’s Botanical Gardens as well.
The day was especially grey and chilly, but the palace grounds were still beautiful. I was surprised by how many trees were still full of brightly colored leaves of red, orange, and yellow. The park itself is huge, at over 490 acres, so there is plenty to explore.
I can’t wait for the snow to fall, the palace will be stunning! I won’t be able to see her in all of her glory during the summer months – but, good excuse to come back to Munich!
Schloss Nymphenburg is worth a visit if you’re heading to Munich, no matter the time of year. I’ll continue to share updates of my adventures in my new (temporary) Home of Munich! But for now, I’m off!