With its unique combination of architecture and garden design, Nymphenburg is one of the best examples in Europe of a synthesis of the arts. Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort commissioned Agostino Barelli in 1664 to build Nymphenburg Palace. From 1714 the adjacent four-winged buildings were completed and the façade of the central building was modernized in the French style: the private country house was now an extensive summer residence of absolutist proportions.
The tour of the palace present exhibitions and works of art from the Baroque period to Classicism and also includes a look at the room in which King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born. Another highlight is the world-famous ‘Gallery of Beauties’ of King Ludwig I.
The famous Pavilions can be viewed in the Palace Park: the Badenburg, with its swimming pool, the Pagodenburg with chinoiserie decoration, the artificial ruins of Magdalenenklause, and the Amalienburg, a rococo jewel.
The Marstallmuseum has state coaches and sleighs used by the Bavarian rulers. On the upper floor is the exquisite Bäuml Collection with products of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory.