Roylaty in Munich
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The Christmas break has been going really well here and we all decided that we would take a trip in to
We didn't get to go in unfortunately, because we decided on a fresh winter walk around the palace gardens. The grounds were just so beautiful, even in the winter season. I guess as this was out of season, we found most of the outdoor statues etc. all boxed up for their protection against the elements. It still looked very stylish against the winter backdrop.
We did get to go into the gift shop and look around at all the literature about the palace.
Inside, only a few rooms were open to the public, many less than at the Residence. The first room you enter is the Great Hall. I think I would have loved this room. In all of the palaces we had been to I couldn’t imagine the people who lived there. Everything seemed so formal, so “unfun”. This was the first room where I could picture what it must have been like to have musicians playing and people dancing. Of course, I the queen’s bedroom looked great as well.
In another building near Schloss Nymphenburg was the Marstallmuseum, which housed various royal carriages including a coronation coach, sleighs, and riding equipment. The carriages were gorgeous. They were so elaborate that you couldn’t imagine them being driven.
There are beautiful gardens around the Palace that are also worth exploring.
We were able to eat a great lunch at the one of the two great places to eat at the palace called the Palmenhaus. This place was out of this world. They had another nice snck type café directly in front of the restaurant that had more of the hot drinks people were craving in the weather.
We must have spent hours enjoying ourselves in this sanctuary tucked away in the bustling city. I had a great time and I am sure that the summer offers even more color and fun to a beautiful place.