Thursday was (once again) a public holiday here in Germany and after some plans fell through to take a day trip, I decided to make the best of the day and go on a little solo Munich castle tour.
The first stop of the day was Schloss Nymphenburg, which is conventiently located on the route of the number 17 tram from Hauptbahnhof. At the castle I was immediately impressed by the gardens and landscaping around the castle. Consequently I spent the first part of the morning exploring the gardens and also went into the Botanical gardens, where the lady at the ticket counter gave me the student discount, even though the sign said that it is only for students studying at German universities :) I bought an ice cream in the botanical garden because no outing of mine is complete without an ice cream. Eventually I went inside of the castle as well. Even though a few of the rooms were clsoed for restoration I was still glad that I went inside to see the beautiful rooms with colorful painted ceilings and impressive chandeliers.
|Schloss (Castle) Nymphenburg from the front|