Nymphenburg Palace Park

Take a Stroll Through Nymphenburg Palace Park

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In the Nymphenburg Palace park you can spend an entire day. Relax in one of its many calm corners and enjoy unique views! The park is viewed as a magnum opus of garden workmanship as it combines elaborate stylization and seemingly untouched nature. No other park in Munich has such a large number of lovely structures to offer: Little mansions, pagodas or the Magdalenenklause give the Nymphenburg Palace park its very own style. Wonderfully arranged around the lake they are a genuine eye-catcher. You can also marvel at the thought-out network of drinking fountains, which are fueled by an over 200 years old siphoning framework.

The Nymphenburg Palace park was created sometime between 1715 and 1726 as a Baroque court garden. The French garden draftsman Dominique Girard – additionally known for the Schlossgarten SchleiƟheim and the Belvedere Garden in Vienna – planned the complex.

Take a Stroll

An elaborate network of footpaths runs through the park. On the large ground floor and in the flower gardens, the network of paths is based on the straight lines of French palace gardens. In the southern part of the garden in Amalienburg and in the entire landscape park, the paths form a large network with an irregular floor plan in various turns. Walking on them gives visitors a sense of unconstrained movement in a landscape space that is self-contained. A considerable part of the paths leads through forest, but in many places the hem is designed in such a way that it does not come close to the path.

The Many Unique Views of Nymphenburg Palace Park

The park offers visitors unexpected and unique views. The clever inclusion of water surfaces creates an unexpected depth effect. The expansion of the park appears to be increased. In the Baroque the idea behind this layout was to portrait a seemingly idyllic world. Changing lighting conditions, depending on the time of the day, the season and the weather, add new nuances. Even the sky sometimes seems to be included in the staging.

Opening hours:

January to March, November, December: 6 am to 6 pm
April and October: 6 am to 8 pm
May to September: 6 am to 9.30 pm

Here is more information about the park (in German).

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