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The Nymphenburg Castle is a sprawling palace with a spacious, well-tended park. It lies just west of Munich and was used as a summer royal residence.
Construction began in 1664. Over the next 150 years, new buildings were gradually added laterally on both sides. It grew to be one kilometer (half mile) wide.
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The 18th century Great Hall (Steinerer Saal) has grand ceiling frescoes and elaborate Rococo stuccowork. Concerts were (and still are) held in this sizeable room.
Gallery of Beauties
Portraits of several dozen women that King Ludwig I deemed attractive cover the walls in the Gallery of Beauties. One is of the infamous dancer Lola Montez who seduced many luminaries, including Liszt and the king (Lola eventually helped cause Ludwig to lose his throne).
Nymphenburg Castle park
It is perfect for strolling. The park is scattered with lawns, statues, fountains and swan-swimming ponds. It also has various pavilions including a Rococo hunting lodge with a striking circular halls of mirrors.
Other tourist magnets include the carriage, sleigh and porcelain exhibits
Nymphenburg Castle is also known as Nymphenburg Palace.
Nymphenburg Castle lies just several kilometers (2 miles) from the center of Munich. It is quickly reached by public transportation
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