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Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich


The Nymphenburg Palace (German: Schloss Nymphenburg) is a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by the electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy to Agostino Barelli in 1664 after the birth of their son Maximilian II Emanuel.

Starting in 1701, the heir to the Bavarian throne, Max Emmanuel, conducted a systematic extension of the palace. Two pavilions were added each in the south and north of Barelli's palace by Enrico Zucalli and Antonio Viscardi. Later, the south section of the palace was further extended to form the court stables. As a balance, the orangerie was added to the north. Finally, a grand circle with baroque mansions (the Schlossrondell) was erected under Emperor Charles VII Albert.

For a long time, the palace was the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. King Max I Joseph died there in 1825, and king Ludwig II was born there in 1845.

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