|Chandelier in the main building of Nymphenburg Palace|
I spent about three hours seeing the main palace building and the extensive gardens around it, crisscrossed by paths and canals, with ponds large and small, the famous garden pavilions, and a museum of carriages and sleighs housed in what once were the palace stables. It's worth it to buy the ticket that gives access to all the sights on the grounds.
|A Chinese-inspired wall decoration|
|Portrait of Katerina Botsari by Joseph Karl Steiler,|
one of the 36 beauties in the Gallery of Beauties
|Royal horse carriage|
|Detail of ceiling decoration|
in the Amelienburg
The Badenburg is remarkable for its tiled pool. According to the Munich Tourist Office, Josef Effner built the pavilion between 1719 and 1721, although it was later remodeled. The pool was heated. The walls on the upper level are made of faux-marble (stucco painted to look like marble). We saw a fair amount of this stucco marble on the orchestra tour, but none was as well done as this. Finally, the Magdalenenklause (Magdalene Hermitage) is a rather bizarre church built on the palace grounds between 1725 and 1728 as a place for religious reflection. It is decorated inside as a grotto with stone and shells. The effect is rather gloomy, but worth seeing once just because the place is so strange.
|Interior of the Magdolenenkrause|
|A grebe in a canal at The Nymphenburg Palace|