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Nymphenburg Palace
King Ludwig I's Gallery of Beauties
Queen's study

Nymphenburg Palace – Munich

With its unique combination of architecture and garden design, the palace and park complex of Nymphenburg is one of the best examples in Europe of a synthesis of the arts. In 1664, following the birth of the heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, Elector Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy commissioned the architect Agostino Barelli to build Nymphenburg Palace. Elector Max Emanuel had the complex extended from 1701 with side galleries and residential pavilions designed by Henrico Zuccalli.

From 1715, Joseph Effner created the four-winged complexes on each side and modernized the façade of the central building in the French style: the country seat of Max Emanuel’s parents was now an extensive summer residence of absolutist proportions. His successor, Elector Karl Albrecht, extended Nymphenburg with the crescent on the city side.

Nymphenburg Palace was extremely popular with the Bavarian rulers as a summer residence. Numerous rulers from the Wittelsbach dynasty added to the interior. The decoration of the main palace thus represents a variety of styles ranging from Baroque and Rococo to Neoclassicism.This long tradition is reflected in the Baroque ceiling paintings from the epoch of the palace’s founder, the apartments decorated with exquisite paintings and furniture and the galleries with views of Bavarian palaces and hunting lodges from the time of Elector Max Emanuel.

A further highlight is the light-filled Great Hall with its lively ceiling fresco and the stucco ornamentation by Johann Baptist Zimmermann in the Rococo style. The era of the Bavarian kings is represented by the residential rooms of the queen with their authentic furnishing in the court Empire style, which include the room in which King Ludwig II was born. Among the attractions of Nymphenburg is the famous Gallery of Beauties of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, for which Joseph Stieler painted 36 beautiful women from all sections of society.

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Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain
Nymphenburg Palace Park
Small palaces at Nymphenburg Park


Schloss Nymphenburg,
Eingang 1
80638 München
089 17908-0

Opening hours

28 March-15 October: 9 am-6 pm
16 October-27 March: 10 am-4 pm
open daily

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

Audioguide available with costs (german, english, italian, french, spanish, portuguese, russian, chinese / mandarin and japanese)

Guided tours for private groups can be booked here …

Admission fees 2024

8 euros regular
7 euros reduced

Combination ticket "Nymphenburg"
(Nymphenburg Palace + Park palaces + Marstallmuseum)

1 April-15 October:
15 euros regular
13 euros reduced

16 October-March
(without park buildings):
12 euros regular
10 euros reduced

Tickets for the Nymphenburg palace complex are also available online in our ticket shop.

Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.

General tariff regulations (excerpt)

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets


Getting here / parking


Tram to 'Romanplatz',
bus or tram to 'Schloss Nymphenburg'

450 car parking spaces, 14 bus parking spaces available

Further information

Free wi-fi available

Event rooms at Nymphenburg Palace

During the summer season, gondola rides are offered every day (in fine weather) on the central canal. Further information can be obtained at or by calling the gondola ride number 0175 6000468.

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links…)

Museum Mensch und Natur
089 179589-0


Free wifi available

Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige
089 12020890

Café im Palmenhaus
089 175309

Hartmannshofer Straße 20
80997 München
089 92284-600

Taxisstraße 12
80637 München
089 156827

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Nymphenburg
Schloss Nymphenburg,
Eingang 19
80638 München
089 17908-0
Fax 089 17908-627

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