Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg)
Built as a summer residence for Bavarian kings, the Nymphenburg Palace, or Schloss Nymphenburg, is a magnificent structure artistically shaped by the various Electors over its history. Exhibiting both baroque and rococo styles, the rooms are decorated with fantastic frescos and tapestries. The Gallery of Beauties is lined with portraits of 38 local women Ludwig I found pleasing, and the court stables exhibit ancient carriages in the Marstallmuseum including the Paris Coronation Coach of Emperor Charles VII. There is also a legendary porcelain factory that creates handcrafted products of the highest quality.
Nymphenburg Palace is surrounded by beautiful park gardens and a few smaller palaces, highlighted by a central canal, hunting lodge, Chinese Teahouse, botanical garden, and a natural history museum. The lawns and water features of the park are equally ornate as the magnificent Nymphenburg Palace.
Nymphenburg Palace and Park is located about 15 minutes from the city centre and easily reached by subway and tram. Take any S-Bahn line (except no. 7) to "Laim", then bus no. 51 to the "Schloss Nymphenburg" stop, or take Underground line U1 to "Rotkreuzplatz", then tram no. 12 or 17 to the "Schloss Nymphenburg" stop.