jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 67 [6 Apr 09] – Munich

Posted in Munich by jn82 on April 6, 2009

After checking out of the hotel this morning, we headed over to Nymphenburg Palace, the summer residence for the then rulers of Bavaria. I suppose there are other places we could have visited having almost one more full day to spend in Munich, but we decided to take it easy and start the day late and just visit the palace.

Nymphenburg Palace.

Ceiling of the main hall.

The interior palace was much less grand and had fewer rooms than what we have previously seen in the other cities, but this was just a holiday destination and not a usual residence as the other palaces were. The most unusual room in Nymphenburg Palace was the Ludwig I’s Gallery of Beauties, room which contained 36 portraits of the 36 most beautiful women in Bavaria during the reign of Ludwig I. These women ranged from royals and court ladies to everyday women including the daughter of a cobbler.

Gallery of Beauties.

After the main palace complex, we headed to the museum which contained ancient horse carriages used for coronations, deaths and everyday use, as well as a museum which contained porcelain ware from the palace. Both were pretty boring, but again, this could be because we were very tired.

After the palace, we decided to head back to the old city for lunch at Hofbräuhaus, the largest beer house in Germany. The food there was much better than the beer house we had dinner at the past two nights, and there was a good atmosphere with the traditional Bavarian oom-pah music being played live.

My lunch and 1 litre of liquid gold.

Oom-pah band.

Took the train from Munich to Salzburg in the evening, and the hotel we are at here is a four star one. We managed to get a junior suite room for a steal at Asiarooms.com (50€ a night!), less than we paid for our Paris hostel.

Today’s pictures available here.


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  1. Joanne said, on April 7, 2009 at 8:13 am

    You are very, very tired, judging by your posts! Itching to come home yet? 🙂

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