A ride down the royal canals

Just like the royals

A touch of Venetian romance in the heart of Munich: fall in love with the charm of Munich’s prettiest royal gardens on a gondola ride.

It may be hard to believe at first, but gondolas are a long-standing tradition in Munich. Even the courts of the Bavarian electors enjoyed soaking up the beautiful landscape in the heart of Munich’s palace gardens from their seat in these Venetian boats.

Nowadays, a ride down the royal canals in an original Venetian gondola can be a chance for some romantic alone time or simply a wonderful way to relax.

Munich has not one, but two incredibly beautiful places to explore by boat: the parks at Schloss Schleissheim (Schleissheim Palace) and Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace).

Handy hint: To find out everything you need to know about booking and special packages, such as wedding trips or culinary tours, please visit the providers’ websites.

Nymphenburg Palace: www.gondel-nymphenburg.de

Schleissheim Palace: www.la-gondola-barocca.de



Photo: Christian Kasper
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    With an area of around 229 hectares, Nymphenburg Palace Park offers plenty of space for strolling.
    Schloss Nymphenburg

    Jewel of the baroque

    Schloss Nymphenburg 1, 80638 Munich, Germany

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    The garden design of Schleissheim palace complex nearby Munich ranks among the most important Baroque gardens in Europe.
    Schleißheim palace complex

    Insider tip in the north of Munich

    Max-Emanuel-Platz 1, 85764 Oberschleißheim, Germany

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