I’ve always heard you never travel to Germany for the food, but the sites are extraordinary.  And this was the absolute truth!  I wasn’t a fan of the pretzels and hot cheesecake but I did see some wonderful architecture like the Nymphenburg Palace, i. e., “Castle of the Nymph, is a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria, southern Germany. The palace was the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.

 

The palace was commissioned by the prince-electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy to the designs of the Italian architect Agostino Barelli in 1664 after the birth of their son Maximilian II Emanuel. The central pavilion was completed in 1675. As a building material, it utilised limestone from Kelheim. The castle was gradually expanded and transformed over the years.

The palace, together with its park, is now one of the most famous sights of Munich.  Some rooms still show their original baroque decoration while others were later redesigned in rococo or neoclassical style.  But I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!