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Nymphenburg Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Munich and learn about the city with an onboard audio guide. Admire city highlights, including the fourth-largest chimes in the world, the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, and the historic Old Town. Choose from three different routes to suit your preferences and interests. On sunny days, benefit from an open-top upper deck and feel the sunshine on your face. Hop on and off as you please, or stay on board for fascinating explanations from your audio guide, offered in ten different languages. Choose from three routes: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour, and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. Pass important sights, such as Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and more.

Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

2. Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the freedom to explore Munich your way with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour that brings you right outside important landmarks. Take in the view from the top deck and travel from Munich Central Station to Au-Haidhausen on the 1-hour Panoramic City Tour. Need more time? Get the 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets. 1-Hour Panoramic City Tour:Jump on the Red Line for a 1-hour tour that's perfect for short trips. Start at Munich Central Station and admire picturesque views of the Frauenkirche and the New Town Hall near Marienplatz as you ride through the city. Listen to pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages before arriving in the charming Bavarian village of Au-Haidhausen. Hop off the bus to explore this trendy area with old-school pubs. 24-Hour and 48-Hour Tickets:Gain access to two additional routes with the 24-hour and 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off tickets. Experience the Blue and Purple Line as you discover thriving areas of Munich. Head into the leafy, chic area of Schwabing-Freimann on the Blue Line. Once known as a distinguished artists' enclave, you can now wander the rows of boutiques and charming cafes. Head into Leopoldstrasse and visit the Alte Pinakothek art museum. Enjoy easy transportation to the Olympiapark on the Purple Line and hop off anytime along the way to find the Nymphenburg Palace. Listen to audio commentary as you go to learn about the history of these iconic sites.

Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

3. Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Jump on the blue open-top double-decker bus and experience a hop-on hop-off tour through the beautiful city of Munich. Get on and off the bus as often as you want and explore the sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus to enjoy the view and listen to the informative live commentary. On the tour, see the scenic Odeonsplatz and the interesting architecture of the Pinakotheken, home to numerous works of art. Head pass Marienplatz and discover the famous Viktualienmarkt with its delicacies as well as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Get off at Karlsplatz and stroll through the pedestrian zone and shopping arcade. Explore the fantastic castles and their gardens, and discover the history of Munich. 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach5. Deutsches Museum (Stop temporarily suspended due to construction work!)6. Marienplatz/Tal7. Max-Joseph-Platz8. Nymphenburg Palace9+10. Olympic Park/BMW Welt & Museum11. Schwabing/English Garden 

Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Skip-the-Line Tour with Transfers

4. Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Skip-the-Line Tour with Transfers

Walk in the footsteps of the former rulers of Bavaria and visit one of the largest royal palaces in Europe, the magnificent Nymphenburg Palace. Learn about its rich history, grand architecture, and lavish interiors, and visit palace museums with a private guide. Access Nymphenburg Palace with skip-the-line tickets, so you can speed up your entrance and spend more time exploring the beautiful palace interiors with your guide. Step inside the 17th-century summer residence to discover the spirit of Baroque and hear the love story behind its ornate design. See highlights such as Max Emanuel's Great Gallery of Beauties, Coat of Arms Chamber, North and South Galleries, the Chinese Lacquer Cabinet, Queen’s Apartment, and the beautiful Palace Chapel. Each room is like a box of prized jewels, featuring stunning ceiling frescos, historical paintings, antique tapestry, original furniture and other treasures that testify to the aesthetics and power of the House of Wittelsbach. Visit the Carriage Museum (Marstallmuseum), which documents 300 years of princely coach building, travel, and equestrian culture through a display of the world’s largest collections of representative coaches and sleighs, including the stunning Coronation Coach of Emperor Karl VII. The 3.5-hour option includes a guided tour of the Nymphenburg Palace as well as the Museum of Man and Nature, which is housed in the North Wing of the palace. Learn about natural history and see informative exhibits on the dynamics of our earth, minerals, and human origins. Choose the 4-hour tour for roundtrip transfers between your accommodation and the Nymphenburg Palace. A private driver and a clean, air-conditioned vehicle for your pickup and drop-off in Munich. Choose the 4.5-hour option to save time thanks to skip-the-line tickets to all attractions and private car transfers. Get a full experience of the Nymphenburg Palace and avoid the hassle of using public transport or taxis. This is the fastest and most convenient way to enjoy this exclusive tour.

Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

5. Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

Explore the imposing Baroque building of the Nymphenburg Palace and head inside for a tour through its elegant hallways. Learn about the history of this castle, one of the premier royal residences in Europe, and discover the beautiful portraits of the Gallery of Beauties. Make the most of your time in Munich with a trip to this ancient royal summer residence. Conceived as a gift from Ferdinand Maria to his art-loving wife, dive into the mystical story of this fairytale-worthy castle inspired by nymphs. Take in every detail in the company of a professional. Stroll through the several sections of the palace and park, constantly redesigned by the dukes, princes, and kings of the past. Enjoy a mix of beauty and fantasy and step into its Gallery of Beauties to gaze at portraits of the most beautiful German noble women from back in the day.

Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

6. Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

Visit the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace and enjoy classical music in the wonderful setting. See the birthplace of King Ludwig II and the location where he spent his childhood. Stroll through the palace where the 7-year-old Mozart performed with his sister and experience a top-class evening concert.

Munich: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Mobile Game

7. Munich: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Mobile Game

Explore the Schlosspark Nymphenburg in Munich with a self-guided tour and message-based game. Make your way through the Park as you help Kronenberg to solve his next case. Two city-famous gangsters want to gain access to the castle and free the porcelain museum of its valuable exhibits. Start your experience by downloading the tour game (a code to start the tour is provided after booking on your confirmation voucher). Then head to the Schloss Nymphenburg. Pass landmarks and listen to your audio guide as it provides commentary on local history and facts. Start the riot in the palace park with a hot tip, just arrived from the police headquarters at dawn. The premise: two known gangsters want to gain access to the castle and rob the porcelain museum of some of its valuable filigree exhibits. Inspector Kronenberg immediately set out on his own and was able to bring a thief, the city-famous thief, Capo, under his control. The problem: His companion "Schmidtchen" is still in the park, the inspector is all alone, and the Capo is more than refractory. He urgently needs help. Your help! Using the clues from the inspector, follow Schmidchen's heels. During the tour, you'll discover the most beautiful, curious, and secluded corners of the palace park. Find the plenty of curiosities hiding there, from Greek statues to Chinese pavilions, from pleasure caves to magnificent buildings. In between, of course, there is always time for a coffee in the sun. But do not forget–Schmidtchen must be stopped!

Munich: Private Highlights Tour by Car for 2/3/4 Hours

8. Munich: Private Highlights Tour by Car for 2/3/4 Hours

Make the most of your time in Munich with a personalized tour of its hotspots in the company of a private guide. Visit sites as old as Karlstor and as recent as the New Town Hall. Choose between 2, 4, and 6-hour options to customize your experience and see all the places you wish to. Meet your driver and guide at your accommodation and head out to explore the city by car. By having another person as a driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. The 2-hour tour will give you a panoramic drive, while the 4-hour and 6-hour options offer a combination of a walk around the city center and a drive to sights outside of it. Drive by world-famous locations, like the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace or the English Garden. Stretch your legs at areas like the Marienplatz to find historical gems that are worth seeing up close. Deepen your understanding of Munich’s past as you pass the Old Town Hall, the Hofbräuhaus, or Odeonsplatz. Marvel at the spectacular New Town Hall and some of the city's churches. Seize the opportunity to shop for souvenirs or grab some refreshments with at least two breaks in each tour. With the longer tour options, you can even see the Olympic Stadium, BMW World, BMW Museum, or the Allianz Arena. Let your guide know what your main interests are and create your own route.

München: Rundflug München, Seen, Schlösser, Alpen abAugsburg

9. München: Rundflug München, Seen, Schlösser, Alpen abAugsburg

Discover Munich and its surrounding landscapes on a sightseeing flight over lakes, forests, and famous landmarks. Admire the Alpine landscape and fly over Lake Forgegensee. Enjoy interesting commentary from your pilot. From our ALPEN AIR terminal in Augsburg, fly via Dachau to the state capital Munich with the architecturally brilliant Allianz Arena of FC Bayern Munich. Be enchanted by the beauty of Munich from a height of only 600 meters, flying low to discover the English Garden and the German Museum. Hover over the Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche, as well as the Nymphenburg Palace. At a slow speed, circle the futuristic BMW World and of course the Olympic Park with its 291-meter-high Olympic Tower. Next, fly over Lake Simssee to the Bavarian sea, Lake Chiemsee. In the middle of Bavaria’s largest lake and against the impressive backdrop of the Alps, Herrenchiemsee Castle and Fraueninsel Island await you. Then head towards the mountains and see through the large windows onto the Kampenwand and the Wilder Kaiser. Over the half hour that follows, take in the grace of the mountains as you fly almost 150 kilometers along the northern Alps. Pass the Wendelstein after the Inn Valley and discover idyllic lakes in the midst of the impressive mountain world: first, pass the circular Thiersee, then the picturesque Schliersee, the small Spitzingsee, and the famous Tegernsee. Conclude your mountain tour with the beauty of the Ammergau Alpine landscape and the Plansee lake surrounded by mountains, before the next highlight comes into view – the imposing fairytale castle of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein Castle at the foot of the mountains overlooking Lake Forggensee. Then fly over the Murnauer Moos and the dark blue Staffelsee and Riegsee to the colorful Osterseen before reaching the Fünfseenland. Pass the popular lake of Starnberg and enjoy the beautiful colors of the water, especially in the area of the Roseninsel.

Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Scavenger Hunt App

10. Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Scavenger Hunt App

Play your way through the Nymphenburg Palace Gardens and Park in this fun scavenger hunt for smartphones. Uncover facts, history, and stories about Munich and the Palace as you follow clues to solve puzzles. Before heading to the Palace, set up your smartphone to become your scavenger hunt guide. Text Sir Peter Morgan on Telegram and ask to join his Academy of detectives. Once you're set-up, make your way to Nymphenburg Palace and begin solving puzzles. As you explore outside the Palace and its beautifully manicured gardens and park, solve the puzzles set by Sir Peter Morgan. Learn some history of this historic palace and play entertaining mini-games. If you need a break, just pause the game and relax in the sun. Solve the puzzles with a group of friends to challenge yourself to complete the game as fast as possible.

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What people are saying about Nymphenburg Palace

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4.1 / 5

based on 1,628 reviews

Great way to get acquainted with what this great city has to offer. Great first day in order to plan your other days in Munich. Audio was very good in English. We did all 3 tours. We liked City Tour and Olympic Park tours the best.

Great driver, slowed down or stopped at the photo worthy spots. Very informative, always recommended. We had the grand tour.

very friendly staff. We had a problem with the ticket, after calling get our guide it was solved immediately.

An excellent way to see the highlights of Munich! While we didn’t go into every stop, we had a great time.

Booked 3 different city tours together for 2 days at a very good price