With an area of around 229 hectares, Nymphenburg Palace Park offers plenty of space for strolling.
The city palaces of Bavarian kings and dukes

Castles in and around Munich

You can visit an array of stunning castles and palaces and relaxing palace parks in Munich and its environs. Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace), Schloss Schleissheim (Schleissheim Palace) and Schloss Blutenburg (Blutenburg Palace) are all within an easy distance, while the dream castles built by King Ludwig II or the Sisi Palace in Possenhofen on Starnberger See lake, where the famous Empress Sisi spent her summers, are also perfect for a day trip from Munich. Here is an overview of Munich’s castles and city palaces.

The tragic monarch

The Bavarian King Ludwig II was no fan of Munich during his lifetime.

Although Ludwig II (1845-1886) was born in Munich and is also buried here, he really was no fan of the city during his lifetime.

Munich's golden age

Never before had there been so much art and progress witnessed in the city: The reign of Prince Regent Luitpold is considered to be Munich's “Golden Age”.

Never before had there been so much art and progress witnessed in the city: The reign of Prince Regent Luitpold is considered to be Munich's “Golden Age”.

A real Munich child

The Austrian Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, spent her youth as a Bavarian princess in Munich.

The Austrian Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, spent her youth as a Bavarian princess in Munich. She has become known worldwide as “Sissi” thanks to the films starring Romy Schneider.

No half measures!

Of all Bavaria’s former Monarchs, it was Ludwig I and his architectural finesse that came to dominate Munich's cityscape above all others.

Of all Bavaria’s former Monarchs, it was Ludwig I and his architectural finesse that came to dominate Munich's cityscape above all others.

Munich Card & City Pass

Discover Munich in a relaxed and uncomplicated way: discounts for the diverse range of art, culture and leisure activities with our guest cards.

Public transport is included

Many discounts with the Card, many things for free with the Pass.

Online or at the tourist information offices