The Amalienburg, designed by François Cuvilliés, was built from 1734 to 1739 in the Nymphenburg Park. The little hunting lodge created for Electress Amalia with its unique Hall of Mirrors is a masterpiece of european Rococo architecture.
The other three park buildings were built in the beginning of the 18th century by Joseph Effner for Elector Max Emanuel.
The Badenburg features a banqueting hall that boasts some magnificent stucco work and ceiling frescoes (Jacopo Amigoni, destroyed in 1944, subsequently restored), a two-storey Bathing Hall and and the so-called "Monkey Cabinet". Four of its rooms are decorated with Chinese wallpaper.
In the octagonal Pagodenburg, European and Oriental decorative elements combine to create an exotic atmosphere. The small palace is a prime example of eighteenth-century chinoiserie which was very much in vogue at the time.
The Magdalenenklause is the court equivalent of a hermitage: built as an artificial ruin, it has a chapel designed as a grotto and living rooms of monastic simplicity.
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9 am-6 pm
closed 16 October-March
No regular guided tours
Ticket "Park palaces"
(Amalienburg/ Badenburg/ Pagodenburg/ Magdalenenklause)
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
Combination ticket "Nymphenburg"
(Nymphenburg Palace/ Park palaces/ Marstallmuseum)
1 April-Mid October:
11.50 euros regular
9 euros reduced
(without park buildings):
8.50 euros regular
6.50 euros reduced
The access to the Amalienburg and the Pagodenburg (ground floor) is possible via ramp. The upper floor of the Pagodenburg is only accessible via a narrow staircase. To reach the interior of the Badenburg and the Magdalenenklause several steps are to be negotiated.
Shop at the palace
There is a passage from the palace park to the Munich Botanic Garden
Café im Palmenhaus
"Die Neue Fasanerie"
Hartmannshofer Straße 20
Tram to "Romanplatz",
bus or tram to "Schloss Nymphenburg"
450 car parking spaces, 25 bus parking spaces available
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