26 June 2009

Nymphenburg Palace

The Nymphenburg Palace dates from the 17th century and was built to celbrate the birth of Max Emanuel, the heir to throne. The palace itself was extensively modified throughout the 18th century. In the 19th century the gardens were transformed from the more formal French style into the English style.

As well as the main palace, seen here from the rear, the grounds contain a number of other palaces and pavilions commissioned by the royal family. The extensive gardens to the rear are beautifully maintained and also connect to Munich's Botanical Gardens.

There are many more photographs and a lot more information about Nymphenburg Palace on the excellent website of the Bavarian Palace Department.

4 comments:

m_m said...

Next awesome composed shot, the same like yesterday!
Really impressive palace!

I see also sth very interesting in the front of the building, maybe it is a pond or sth like that:) Any chance to see it in the future:)?

Best regards,
m_m

olli said...

Thanks, and thanks for all your comments on the earlier pics too.

The structure in front of the building is a fountain and pond - maybe if the sun comes out again I'll go back up there and take a few of it.

Leif Hagen said...

Guten Tag, Olli! WUNDERSCHOEN foto! Oh, to be a king and live in a palace. Your photo is like a postcard or poster that everyone would like to buy! GruBe von EAGAN daily photo

olli said...

Thanks Leif - yes, this is the classic shot of the palace from this side.

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