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Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich is one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and it is also the birthplace of King Ludwig II. The palace was built around an italian Villa, that was bought by Kurfürstin Henriette Adelaide in 1663.
Various buildings were added step by step by different architects and nowadays you get the feeling it was all built at the same time.
It was on june 13th , 1763 that father Leopold Mozart came to Nymphenburg palace, accompanied by his son Wolfgang Amadeus, who was just 7 years old at that time and already well known for playing the piano...
And of course Mozart had to play the piano in "Steinerner Saal", where lots of people could attend the performance of his music.
The diary of mother Mozart still exists and she listed there all the various palaces of Nymphenburg :
Amalienburg with the kitchen and bedrooms,
Badenburg with a big hall of mirrors
Bagotenburg the smallest of them
Eremitage - (obviously Magdalenenklause)
b.t.w. Nymphenburg is spelled differently in that diary :
Nymphenburg palace is open daily
except Jan.1st, + Dec. 24th&25th+ Fat tuesday!
From april till october 15th :
09.00a.m. - 06.00p.m.
and from october 16th till end of march:
10.00a.m. - 04.00p.m.
tickets are 5 Euros for the palace
and 10 Euros for the palace+Marstall+park-castles.
NO guided tours available, BUT audio-guides
in German, English and Italian are available
against a small fee !
And the best about this palace :
Photography is NO problem at all !!!
Directions: Take bus 51, 151, N41and the trams 12 + 16 + 17 and get out at the station
Then you may walk for about 400 meters to the castle and will always see the palace in the distance, getting closer and closer.
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