So green, so rich in history, so beautiful - the municipality of Nymphenburg
Located west of Munich’s city centre, the district of Nymphenburg – since 1992, officially called “Neuhausen-Nymphenburg” as a result of the consolidation of the two city districts – is one of the most famous and most beautiful areas of the Bavarian capital.
The story of Nymphenburg
The incorporation of the previously independent community of Nymphenburg into the city of Munich occurred on January 1, 1899. Nymphenburg’s greatest landmark is the Nymphenburg Palace with its beautiful, historical buildings and stunning park. In light of its many green spaces, Nymphenburg is often called “Munich’s green oasis” — and it is popular with both visitors and locals alike.
Nymphenburg is also an architectural highlight of the city of Munich: since the beginning of the 19th century, beautiful residential areas have been built along the boulevards leading to the palace grounds. Even today, you will be impressed with the many original buildings and art nouveau mansions in the area.
Nymphenburg in numbers
Here, we would like to present a few statistics on the municipality Neuhausen-Nymphenburg:
- The district Neuhausen-Nymphenburg runs north to south from the western cemetery to the railway in Pasing. From west to east, the district runs from the park of the Nymphenburg Palace to the Marsfeld (military installation) near the highway circling the city centre.
- Neuhausen-Nymphenburg has the second largest population of all the municipalities of Munich: approx. 96,000 people live here. (Source: Bureau of statistics 214)
- The district includes ten elementary schools, three middle and high schools, four secondary schools -Level II, and 5 secondary schools – Level III. Additionally, Neuhausen-Nymphenburg has more than 77 day care nurseries and two vocational schools. (Source: Bureau of statistics 214)
- In the commercial sector of the city, the largest employers are Deutsche Bahn AG (German national railway) and the Bundeswehr-Verwaltungszentrum (German armed forces administration). (Source: Bureau of statistics 214)
Attractions in Nymphenburg
As the town’s most famous landmark, the Nymphenburg Palace is the most visited attraction in Nymphenburg. And rightly so, because the palace grounds offer so much to see, that it is difficult to cover everything in just one day.
The impressive baroque building, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, is surrounded by an expansive park. The park features additional, smaller pleasure palaces and castles such as the Apollotempel and the Amalienburg.
Be sure to leave enough time to visit the botanical garden, which is located north of the palace park, and where you can admire up to 14,000 plants from around the world year round.
Museums in Nymphenburg
The Nymphenburg Palace, the former royal residence, now houses a natural history museum and the Marstall museum, which features artefacts dating from the time of the Bavarian royalty.
A true treasure is the porcelain museum of the world-renowned Nymphenburg porcelain factory – discover beautiful exhibition pieces and learn more about the 200+ year history of the famed porcelain manufacturer.
Relaxation and recreation in Nymphenburg
The numerous green spaces of the palace grounds alone provide opportunity for relaxation year round: take a walk through the park, go for a run, or enjoy a pick-nick with a view of one of the beautiful pleasure palaces.
If you are looking for exercise, visit the Dantebad, one of the most popular public swimming pools in Munich. Dantestadion, the fourth largest sports arena in Munich, regularly features sporting events such as the football games of the Munich Cowboys. The Hirschgarten has a skating facility that offers skating excitement for inline skaters and skateboard enthusiasts. Not to worry, Nymphenburg is well equipped to feed your appetite: numerous pubs, bars and restaurants await.