Nymphenburg Palace – Munich

Picture: Nymphenburg Palace

With its unique combination of architecture and garden design, Nymphenburg is one of the best examples in Europe of a synthesis of the arts. Following the birth of the heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort commissioned the architect Agostino Barelli to build Nymphenburg Palace, which was begun in 1664.

Picture: Great Hallexternal link

Great Hall ("Steinerner Saal")

During the reign of Max Emanuel the complex was extended with side galleries and residential buildings designed in 1701 by Henrico Zuccalli. From 1714, under the direction of Joseph Effner, the adjacent four-winged buildings were completed and the façade of the central building was modernized in the French style: the private country house was now an extensive summer residence of absolutist proportions.

Max Emanuel’s successor, Elector Karl Albrecht, completed the complex on the city side with the Rondell buildings. The interior rooms present exhibitions and works of art from the Baroque period to Classicism. The tour of the palace also includes a look at the room in which King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born. Another highlight is the world-famous "Gallery of Beauties", with portraits commissioned by King Ludwig I.

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



Further information you will find on

The following rooms are available for your events:

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Nymphenburg
Schloss Nymphenburg,
Eingang 19
80638 München
Telefon (0 89) 1 79 08-0
Fax (0 89) 1 79 08-6 27
sgvnymphenburg@ bsv.bayern.de

Opening hours

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

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

Please note

Due to restoration work the following rooms cannot be visited until further notice: Rooms 6 to 8 in the palace tour (Max Emanuel's Great Gallery of Beauties, Coat of Arms Room, Karl Theodor Room)

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Audioguide vorhanden

Due to technical problems no audioguides available at the moment.

Guided tours for private groups can be booked here …

Admission charges 2015

6 euros regular
5 euros reduced

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

1 April-Mid October:
11.50 euros regular
9 euros reduced

Mid October-March
(without park buildings):
8.50 euros regular
6.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Information for the disabled:

Accessible via lift

Museums under different administration:

Museum Mensch und Natur
tel (0 89) 17 95 89-0




There is a passage from the palace park to the Munich Botanic Garden

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

"Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige"
Tel. (0 89) 12 02 08 90

Café im Palmenhaus
Tel. (0 89) 17 53 09

"Die Neue Fasanerie"
Hartmannshofer Straße 20
80997 München
Tel. (0 89) 1 49 56 07

Taxisstraße 12
80637 München
Tel. (0 89) 15 68 27

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

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

Parking space:

450 car parking spaces, 25 bus parking spaces available

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