Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Munich and learn about the city with an onboard audio guide. Admire city highlights, including the fourth-largest chimes in the world, the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, and the historic Old Town. Choose from three different routes to suit your preferences and interests. On sunny days, benefit from an open-top upper deck and feel the sunshine on your face. Hop on and off as you please, or stay on board for fascinating explanations from your audio guide, offered in ten different languages. Choose from three routes: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour, and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. Pass important sights, such as Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and more.

Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour

2. Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour

Explore Munich’s Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens on a private guided tour with skip-the-line entry. Step inside the 17th-century summer residence to discover the spirit of the Baroque and hear the love story behind its ornate design.  You’ll see its highlights up close, such as the Max Emanuel's Great Gallery of Beauties, Coat of Arms Chamber, North and South Galleries, the Chinese Lacquer Cabinet, the Queen’s Apartment, and the beautiful Palace Chapel. Learn about the Palace’s history from your knowledgeable guide.  Admire the unique charms of each room, which feature stunning ceiling frescos, historical paintings, antique tapestry, original furniture, and other treasures that testify to the aesthetics and power of the House of Wittelsbach. Next, visit the Marstallmuseum (Carriage Museum), which documents 300 years of princely coach building, travel, and equestrian culture through a display of the world’s largest collections of representative coaches and sleighs, including the stunning Coronation Coach of Emperor Karl VII. You also have the option to visit the natural history museum in the North Wing of the palace with your guide, the Museum of Man and Nature.

Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

3. Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the freedom to explore Munich your way with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour that brings you right outside important landmarks. Take in the view from the top deck and travel from Munich Central Station to Au-Haidhausen on the 1-hour Panoramic City Tour. Need more time? Get the 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets. 1-Hour Panoramic City Tour:Jump on the Red Line for a 1-hour tour that's perfect for short trips. Start at Munich Central Station and admire picturesque views of the Frauenkirche and the New Town Hall near Marienplatz as you ride through the city. Listen to pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages before arriving in the charming Bavarian village of Au-Haidhausen. Hop off the bus to explore this trendy area with old-school pubs. 24-Hour and 48-Hour Tickets:Gain access to two additional routes with the 24-hour and 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off tickets. Experience the Blue and Purple Line as you discover thriving areas of Munich. Head into the leafy, chic area of Schwabing-Freimann on the Blue Line. Once known as a distinguished artists' enclave, you can now wander the rows of boutiques and charming cafes. Head into Leopoldstrasse and visit the Alte Pinakothek art museum. Enjoy easy transportation to the Olympiapark on the Purple Line and hop off anytime along the way to find the Nymphenburg Palace. Listen to audio commentary as you go to learn about the history of these iconic sites.

Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

4. Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Jump on the blue open-top double-decker bus and experience a hop-on hop-off tour through the beautiful city of Munich. Get on and off the bus as often as you want and explore the sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus to enjoy the view and listen to the informative live commentary. On the tour, see the scenic Odeonsplatz and the interesting architecture of the Pinakotheken, home to numerous works of art. Head pass Marienplatz and discover the famous Viktualienmarkt with its delicacies as well as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Get off at Karlsplatz and stroll through the pedestrian zone and shopping arcade. Explore the fantastic castles and their gardens, and discover the history of Munich. 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach5. Deutsches Museum (Stop temporarily suspended due to construction work!)6. Marienplatz/Tal7. Max-Joseph-Platz8. Nymphenburg Palace9+10. Olympic Park/BMW Welt & Museum11. Schwabing/English Garden 

Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

5. Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

Explore the imposing Baroque building of the Nymphenburg Palace and head inside for a tour through its elegant hallways. Learn about the history of this castle, one of the premier royal residences in Europe, and discover the beautiful portraits of the Gallery of Beauties. Make the most of your time in Munich with a trip to this ancient royal summer residence. Conceived as a gift from Ferdinand Maria to his art-loving wife, dive into the mystical story of this fairytale-worthy castle inspired by nymphs. Take in every detail in the company of a professional. Stroll through the several sections of the palace and park, constantly redesigned by the dukes, princes, and kings of the past. Enjoy a mix of beauty and fantasy and step into its Gallery of Beauties to gaze at portraits of the most beautiful German noble women from back in the day.

Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Scavenger Hunt App

6. Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Scavenger Hunt App

Play your way through the Nymphenburg Palace Gardens and Park in this fun scavenger hunt for smartphones. Uncover facts, history, and stories about Munich and the Palace as you follow clues to solve puzzles. Before heading to the Palace, set up your smartphone to become your scavenger hunt guide. Text Sir Peter Morgan on Telegram and ask to join his Academy of detectives. Once you're set-up, make your way to Nymphenburg Palace and begin solving puzzles. As you explore outside the Palace and its beautifully manicured gardens and park, solve the puzzles set by Sir Peter Morgan. Learn some history of this historic palace and play entertaining mini-games. If you need a break, just pause the game and relax in the sun. Solve the puzzles with a group of friends to challenge yourself to complete the game as fast as possible.

Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

7. Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

Visit the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace and enjoy classical music in the wonderful setting. See the birthplace of King Ludwig II and the location where he spent his childhood. Stroll through the palace where the 7-year-old Mozart performed with his sister and experience a top-class evening concert.

Munich: 4 Hour City Sightseeing Guided E-Bike Tour

8. Munich: 4 Hour City Sightseeing Guided E-Bike Tour

Meet your guide in Marienplatz and get kitted out with all the necessary gear for your e-bike adventure. After an introductory lesson on how to handle the bike it's time to head off on your sightseeing tour. Follow your guide as you navigate the picturesque city streets and visit a selection of iconic landmarks and monuments. Highlights of the tour include Nymphenburg Palace, the Olympic Park, BMW World, the Siegestor, the Feldherrnhalle, the Royal Residence, the Bavarian State Opera, the Maximilianeum, the new Town Hall, and Munich's distinctive Cathedral of our Lady. Along the way stop at a popular beer garden to get a sense of the typical Bavarian lifestyle. At the end of an unforgettable tour, head back to Marienplatz where the activity concludes.

Munich: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Mobile Game

9. Munich: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Mobile Game

Explore the Schlosspark Nymphenburg in Munich with a self-guided tour and message-based game. Make your way through the Park as you help Kronenberg to solve his next case. Two city-famous gangsters want to gain access to the castle and free the porcelain museum of its valuable exhibits. Start your experience by downloading the tour game (a code to start the tour is provided after booking on your confirmation voucher). Then head to the Schloss Nymphenburg. Pass landmarks and listen to your audio guide as it provides commentary on local history and facts. Start the riot in the palace park with a hot tip, just arrived from the police headquarters at dawn. The premise: two known gangsters want to gain access to the castle and rob the porcelain museum of some of its valuable filigree exhibits. Inspector Kronenberg immediately set out on his own and was able to bring a thief, the city-famous thief, Capo, under his control. The problem: His companion "Schmidtchen" is still in the park, the inspector is all alone, and the Capo is more than refractory. He urgently needs help. Your help! Using the clues from the inspector, follow Schmidchen's heels. During the tour, you'll discover the most beautiful, curious, and secluded corners of the palace park. Find the plenty of curiosities hiding there, from Greek statues to Chinese pavilions, from pleasure caves to magnificent buildings. In between, of course, there is always time for a coffee in the sun. But do not forget–Schmidtchen must be stopped!

Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Tour With Professional Guide

10. Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Tour With Professional Guide

Visit the palace that was once the summer residence for the Bavarian monarchs and the entire court. Learn about its history and how it was built in the 17th Century by elector Ferdinand Maria as a gift to his consort Henriette Adelaide of Savoy.Enter inside the palace to find out more about the rulers of Bavaria, the 30 Years' War, and Napoleon. Discover more about the Bavarian Kingdom, King Ludwig I and his love story with the Spanish dancer Lola Montez.See the birthplace of fairytale king Ludwig II and much more in this radiant baroque pavilion-like building and English-styled gardens, the queen’s study, and bedchamber. Continue on to explore the grounds, the Gallery of Beauties of Max Emanuel, and more.

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What people are saying about Nymphenburg Palace

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4.1 / 5

based on 1,628 reviews

there are 2 lines - red and blue which cover most of Berlin's main attractions. red line will approx take 2 hours to complete. i didn't manage to try the blue line anymore. i wish i had taken the walking tour but just couldn't make it if you rely on the hop on hop off bus alone to take you to the destination on time. i like that there's a free curry wurst hotdog and river cruise included. must do when in town!

Very good experience with a very welcoming guide! We did the Spanish tour and it was very nice with a lot of information! We speak portuguese but the guide was always making sure we got it every information! Thank you for this experience!

I used the application on more than one trip in Europe. I highly recommend it. It was an excellent and wonderful unforgettable experience. Thank you for facilitating our trip. You made it more enjoyable.

I had a bus all to myself sometimes. The headset information was very interesting. Sometimes I think the timing of the bus and information became disjointed.

No issues and we saw a lot of Munich riding on all 3 lines.