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  • Munich Castles: Blutenburg Palace
    Duke Albrecht III ordered the redesign of the already existing Pluedenburg in the north of the Bavarian capital Munich to use it as his country residence In 1467 his successor Duke Sigismund renounced from the throne in favour of his brother Albrecht IV and moved to the Blutenburg Palace where he died in 1501 Although the Blutenburg Palace has a boundary wall with towers it is dominated by the simple

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  • Munich Castles: Nymphenburg Palace
    and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy put the Bolognese architect Agostino Barelli in charge of constructing a summer residence with a small ornamental garden for her In 1701 her son Max Emanuel decided to extend his mother s residence that is not visible any more nowadays This extension was carried out by Charles Carbonet In 1715 the palace and the garden were extended again by Dominique Girard and Joseph Effner in baroque style The canal system that had been started in 1701 and served for collecting the water from the river Würm that was about two kilometers away and directing it to the garden was finished It did not only serve for the watering of the gardens but also for sophisticated waterworks by means of pump systems At the end of the reign of Max Emanuel in 1726 there was a large park that had mainly been created from the forrest that used to be there The garden area was designed in a symmetrical way At the end of the straight canal that was lined with paths and trees on both sides Joseph Effner realised a waterfall In the park two small castles were built by Joseph Effner the

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  • Munich Castles: Residenz
    city castle of Germany and today one of Europe s most famous interior design museums The complex of buildings comprises 10 courtyards the museum includes 130 exhibition rooms Developed over centuries the Residenz is a mixture of various styles such as Renaissance baroque rococo and classicism The Königsbau the Alte Residenz and the Festsaalbau with the Cuvillies theatre are the three main parts of the Residenz In front of the

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  • Munich Castles: Nymphenburg Palace
    Leisure Activities Shopping Events Festivals Nightlife Food Drink Beergardens Oktoberfest Transport Munich Hotels Munich 850th Anniversary Top 10 Munich Sights Nymphenburg Palace Nymphenburg Palace in Munich Munich Castles Home Munich History Areas Munich Map Weather Places Castles Gardens Parks Museums

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  • Munich Gardens & Parks: English Garden
    riding a bike eating and drinking sunbathing With an age of more than 200 years and a size of about 4 km the English Garden is the largest park in Munich In 1789 the elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria ordered the development of a military garden around the banks of the river Isar in the north of Munich which used to be a neglected and swampy area then Following the example of English gardens it was designed by the American Benjamin Thompson later Earl Rumford The Chinese Tower which is a famous sight with a large beergarden now and due to its striking structure and brilliant atmosphere really worth a visit was constructed in 1790 About 2 years later the English Garden was opened to the public In 1802 an artificial lake the Kleinhesseloher See was built Next to the lake there is a beergarden as well and it is possible to rent a boat and go for a row on the lake The highest point of the English Garden with a nice view is the Monopteros which was constructed by the architect Leo v Klenze on an artificial hill in 1837 Also worth a visit is the Japanese tea

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  • Munich Gardens & Parks: Hofgarten
    Renaissance gardens the Hofgarten was created in the 17th century and now it is one of the most famous Renaissance gardens north of the Alps From the Hofgarten you have a great view of the beautiful Theatinerkirche St Kajetan of baroque style Coming from the Odeonsplatz you enter the Hofgarten through a gate the first building in Munich of the architect Leo von Klenze Framed by arcades with a series

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  • Munich Gardens & Parks: New Botanical Garden
    Nymphenburg Castle in the west of Munich became the New Botanical Garden of Munich With a size of 22 ha and more than 400 000 visitors per year the New Botanical Garden in Munich is one of the most important botanical gardens throughout the world About 14 000 plants are grown there and in addition there is a large amount of greenhouses with tropical plants After wandering around the Botanical

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  • Munich Gardens & Parks: Old Botanical Garden
    the central station and therefore quite suitable for having a break after shopping and sightseeing as well Created in the 19th century this park used to be the botanical garden of Munich Due to the air pollution in the city center however it became hard to grow plants there and in 1914 many of them were evacuated to the New Botanical Garden next to the Nymphenburg castle in the west

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