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Nymphenburg Palace: photos, description (Schloss Nymphenburg)

The former summer residence of the Bavarian rulers in the West of the city lies in the midst of one of the most beautiful parks of Munich. In the construction of the castle in the Baroque style and was attended by five generations of Wittelsbach. The story of the building of Nymphenburg castle begins with elector Ferdinand Maria, who ordered to build for his wife in connection with the birth of the heir to the throne max Emanuel middle part of the building in the style of Italian villas (1664-74). In Max Emanuele in 1700 by the architects Enrico Zuccalli and Antonio Viscardi expanded the complex of galleries and pavilions. A few years later came the South part of the castle - Marshal, and to the North lies the greenhouse. The Park area was in the eighteenth century greatly expanded since 1715, rebuilt by Girard in the French style (in the image of Versailles).

In the interior of the Palace draws attention to: the Great hall in Rococo style, with frescoes Zimmerman; Gallery beauties with portraits of the 36 most beautiful women of Munich; Lacquer Cabinet with black and red lacquered Chinese panels.

The exhibits of the local Museum of porcelain was made in the castle, at the local manufactory, which is one of the oldest porcelain factories in Europe. In the coach Museum exhibits a wonderful collection of carriages, sleighs and horse harnesses, including the carriage of king Ludwig II.

Hunting pavilion, Copenhagen city became famous for the perfection of forms and decor. It was built under the direction of architect Francois Cuville in the Rococo style and features fine workmanship and elegance, which is especially noticeable in his Mirror gallery. Noteworthy two further pavilions of the Palace complex: the Pool, created in the XVIII century, and the pavilion, the pagoda, decorated with Oriental ornaments and masks of the gods.

In the Northern part of Nymphenburg is a Botanical garden, where different species of trees and other plants, including very rare, such as carnivorous plants.