Roylaty in Munich

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Me in front of the Palace

The Christmas break has been going really well here and we all decided that we would take a trip in to Munich to visit the Schloss Nymphenburg, This palace used to be the summer residence of the royal family. When you enter into the palace grounds, you are warmly welcomed with a beautiful lake of swans set against the palace façade.


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.

The swan was really beautiful
We were told, when you take the tour and visit the public places you will be just amazed. We did peak into some windows and checked out some of the books.


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.

That frozen lake and the man ice skating in the background
We walked all around near frozen and half frozen ponds. I was amazed at this man who was ice skating on one of the ponds and there right before us was a sign that said, No Ice Skating! I had to take a picture of him and the sign. It was funny, but also quite scary. Stefan and I tried cracking the ice at the edge of the pond and we were afraid that we might make it split all the way across. We were fortunate that the man never fell in, nor did the ice ever crack.

 

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.

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Me in front of the Palace
Me in front of the Palace
The swan was really beautiful
The swan was really beautiful
That frozen lake and the man ice s…
That frozen lake and the man ice …
the outlet shop
the outlet shop
Checking out some of the ducks
Checking out some of the ducks
Checking the ice
Checking the ice
Maybe it will hold me, maybe not
Maybe it will hold me, maybe not
A little frozen on the top
A little frozen on the top
It looks this good in the winter, …
It looks this good in the winter,…
One of the other buildings on the …
One of the other buildings on the…
Some of the geese who call this pl…
Some of the geese who call this p…
walking towards the palace
walking towards the palace
Stefan and me
Stefan and me
Walking through the gardens
Walking through the gardens
Through the woods we walked
Through the woods we walked
Stefan and his father Helmut
Stefan and his father Helmut
It was pretty cold out there.
It was pretty cold out there.
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photo by: AleksandraEa