NYMPHENBURG'S FAMOUS LANDMARK
Nymphenburg Palace is just 5 minute's walk from the Hotel Laimer Hof. The palace attracts over 300,000 visitors each year - not least because
of the wonderful palace park and grounds. The view of the fountains from the grand steps is a must. But you should also not miss seeing the palace's interior.
Nymphenburg Palace - one of the greatest royal palaces in Europe
The palace together with Nymphenburg Park and other small park palaces form one unique ensemble. It is one of the largest royal palaces in Europe and today a much visited attraction. Building began in 1664 based on plans by the Italian Agostino Barelli, who also designed Munich's Theatine Church.
Stately Grounds of Nymphenburg Palace
The most sought-after sculptors, stucco plasterers and painters of their time were responsible for the interiors. Under François de Cuvilliés and Johann Baptist Zimmermann arose what was then a main part of the Munich court. Most well known are the Great Hall, extending over three floors, King Ludwig I's Gallery of Beauties and the room in which King Ludwig II was born, furbished entirely in green silk. For centuries the palace was the summer residence of the House of Wittelsbach. Nymphenburg Palace was always a favourite residence of Bavarian Kings. Incidentally: King Ludwig II of Bavaria came into the world here on 25 August 1845. More information about Nymphenburg Palace
Getting Married at Nymphenburg Palace
Bridal couples are extremely eager to marry at Nymphenburg Palace, but those simply in love enjoy the romantic palace grounds too. Nymphenburg Palace offers an exceptionally festive setting for weddings and is one of the most popular wedding locations in and around the Bavarian capital. The Hubertussaal, Orangeriesaal and Johannissaal function rooms in the Orangery Wing; together with the Eiserne Haus / Palm House in the Palace Park are available for events and weddings. All of these venues, in which concerts, banquets and theatre performances took place in the 18 and 19th centuries, offer a special ambience and a festive setting for wonderful wedding receptions.
Romance / Honeymoons
Other wedding venues close to the hotel are “Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige”, the “Royal Hirschgarten”, “Neue Fasanerie”, “Schlosspalais No. 1 Nymphenburg" and the "Cafe in the Botanical Garden“. An official civil wedding ceremony at Nymphenburg Palace in the Johannissaal would be lovely of course. But this requires some degree of luck because ceremonies are only held there five times a year. This means that couples have to apply for these dates in writing months in advance. Applications are then put into a draw.
Romantic Gondola Ride
Our Tip: a romantic ride by gondola on the middle canal in Nymphenburg Park in a real Venetian gondola from the city of eternal love. Enjoy a gondola ride like aristocrats did in the times of the electors of Bavaria. Or surprise your loved one with an unforgettably unique marriage proposal in a genuine enetian gondola. Incidentally: the gondolier does not sing, so you can enjoy the sound of Italian music and the ripples on the canal in peace - whilst soaking
up the beautiful landscape in the heart of the palace grounds.