Nymphenburg Palace

After visiting the BMW Museum, I went to the Nymphenburg Palace.  I didn’t pick a very good day to do this, since walking around 40° weather is not fun. This castle was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria back in the day. Despite having seen many castles and palaces in my travels in Europe, this one was quite unique.

The main atrium of the castle was probably the most impressive room.

Apparently King Ludwig II was born here.

For some reason, this castle had a Chinese themed room. I’m not sure why.

There is also a room with paintings of various women that were seen as beautiful.

There’s also an artifact or prize that the Bavarian Empire obtained due to their assistance to the French Empire during Napoleon’s battle against the Third Coalition in Austerlitz (Part of the Napoleonic Wars). It’s nice to see a piece of history like that. It’s more interesting to me than seeing the palace itself.

I don’t ever recall seeing stuff like this in other castles like Versailles and Neuschwanstein or if I did, it definitely didn’t stick that well in my head. The architecture of this castle was definitely not the greatest, but what I saw inside was quite different from what I had initially expected.

Link to photo album here

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  1. The world-famous Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory, which takes pride in its long tradition since it was built in 1747, has become part of the praguekabinet portfolio. This ‘royal’ porcelain manufactory, in the strict sense of the word, was set up by the Wittelsbach family at the request of Elector of Bavaria Maximilian III Josef. As in the past it still handcrafts at the the Nördliches Schlossrondell its ‘white gold’. Here the masters still mix the porcelain paste, creating a unique colour scale and hand-painting without a template. Whether they are ancient motifs or works by leading present-day designers, the fragility and uniqueness of the objects produced by the Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory are certain to hold an enduring appeal.

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