The palace grounds at Nymphenburg

A fairytale garden for the electress

The palace grounds at Nymphenburg have been open to the general public since 1792, when it was outside the city walls. The park begins directly below the magnificent flight of steps with an area that is laid out in a formal and symmetrical French style. Incidentally, the Olympic dressage competitions took place here in 1972.

The rest of the extensive grounds form an English landscape park with canals, cascading water, small streams and bridges. The Temple of Apollo with its ten columns on the lake at Bandenburger See is one of the most popular spots for photographs. The numerous narrow footpaths that branch out, artificial lakes, large fountains, wonderful sculptures and statues; and the park's sometimes very hidden palaces provide fantastic walks that delight visitors.

First a baroque park - then landscaped gardens

First a baroque park - then landscaped gardens No other park in Munich has as many attractive buildings to offer: the small summer palaces, such as the Pagodenburg and Amalienburg, Badenburg and the Magdalenenklause, give the palace park its own unique atmosphere; and this alone makes a visit so worthwhile. The circular Monopteros temple, idyllically situated in the park on Lake Badenburg is a real eye-catcher and very popular for photos. A highlight for visitors in summer is, without doubt, the large series of fountains that are driven by a 200-year-old pumping system.