During your trip to Munich, the Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens should be on your list of things to do in Munich. It was originally built as a summer home to Bavarian Electors and Kings, and you instantly feel how grand the palace is from the moment you lay your eyes on it.
How To Get To Nymphenburg Palace Munich
Nymphenburg Palace is easily reached by public transport from the majority of the city of Munich. The exact route and mode of transport will be varied based on where you are staying in Munich or travelling from in Munich. You can plan your trip to Nymphenburg Palace by public transport here. There are a couple of options for how to get from Munich Old Town to Nymphenburg Palace, but walking to Karlsplatz then getting Tram 17 to Schloss Nymphenburg is one of the most straightforward ways.
Nymphenburg Palace Opening Hours
The opening hours differ for each site and depending on the month you visit.
Nymphenburg Palace, Marstallmuseum with Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain
April to 15 October: Everyday from 9 AM to 6 PM
16 October to March: Everyday from 10 AM to 4 PM
Park Palaces (Amalienburg, Badenburg, Pagodenburg, Magdalenenklause)
April to 15 October: Everyday from 9 AM to 6 PM
16 October to March: Closed
How Much do Nymphenburg Palace Tickets Cost?
There are a few different options for what you can include in your Nymphenburg admission ticket. The Nymphenburg Gardens themselves are free. Then you can either just visit the Nymphenburg Palace or choose to also have entry to the Marstallmuseum (carriages and sleighs) or to the Parkburgen (park palaces).
We would recommend a Combination ticket Nymphenburg with access to all the sites. This costs 11.50 € (1 April-15 October) and 8.50 € (16 October-31 March).
Children under 18 years of age are free. Some students over 18 are free.
See Official Price List Here on the Nymphenburg Palace website.
Arriving At Nymphenburg Palace
From the moment you lay eyes on Nymphenburg Palace you just know it is special. Such a beautiful sight, a stunning building surrounded by a gorgeous garden, a big fountain and swans on the water. We were excited to get inside the Nymphenburg Palace.
Nymphenburg Palace Interior
There were so many stunning rooms inside the Nymphenburg Palace. Two of our favourite rooms were the Ballroom, which is actually the first room you see when you enter and the Gallery Of Beauties was an interesting room too.
Nymphenburg Marstallmuseum (carriages and sleighs)
At first, I was not convinced about visiting the carriages and sleighs at Nymphenburg Palace. I am glad Mandy was really interested because it ended up being quite worthwhile. The stunning carriages and sleighs really add an extra insight and representation of what it was like. We had seen other carriages before but we think this was the first time we had seen royal sleighs. They were just as magnificent and grand as the carriages but somewhat more, magical if you will. Some things were undergoing restorations whilst we were there, but there is something I like about seeing the restorations as they happen too.
Nymphenburg Palace Gardens
The Nymphenburg Park itself is huge and whilst we saw much of it, we did not cover it all. Grand and symmetrical where it meets the Palace, and then spreads out. Full of beautiful greenery and lakes throughout. The Park itself is free so if you just want to stop by and relax and enjoy the gardens or the park, you can. Throughout the park, there are the Nymphenburg Park Palaces or Parkburgen to see and take a look inside. Other points of interest we loved were the Badenburg Lake, Village with Pumphouse and the Central Canal. Exploring the Nymphenburg Palace Park is a great way to spend any morning or afternoon in Munich.
Nymphenburg Park Palaces (Parkburgen)
There are four Park Palaces that you can visit. All offered something unique but we certainly had our favourites, Amalienburg and Badenburg. In Amalienburg we loved the overall feel and the Hall Of Mirrors. In Badenburg we loved the indoor Bathing Room and the location of it, surrounded by greenery and water. The other two park palaces are Pagodenburg and Magdalenenklause.
Please note that the Park Palaces are closed in Winter (October 16 – March).
How Much Time Do You Need At Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens?
As you can see from this article there is a lot to see, and we tried to see as much as we could. We did not rush but we also did not go slow either. We bought tickets there (the line was short), and steadily wandered around the Palace, saw the carriages and sleighs, walked the gardens and saw the Park Palaces. We ended up spending about 3.5 hours here. It sounds like a lot but you could spend longer if you brought your own lunch or wanted to relax in the beautiful park more or explore more than we did. You could also be much quicker if you skip the Palace or the Park Palaces, but that will depend on what you want to see on your visit to Nymphenburg Palace and Park.
Nymphenburg Palace Parking
According to the official website of Nymphenburg Palace, they state that there are 450 free car parks. There were only a few available when we arrived at 11:15 and none available when we left at about 14:30. If you are staying in Munich, we would recommend getting to the Palace by public transport.
Is Nymphenburg Palace Worth A Visit?
Yes. It was a great addition to our trip to Munich. We were also glad we got the combination ticket and got to see everything. Every little detail we saw added to our overall experience and how we were able to visualise Nymphenburg Palace in all its glory.