A view of “Schloss Nymphenburg” or “Nymphenburg Palace” (Nymph’s Castle); this is the Court Stables building that now houses a museum of antique carriages.
On the way to Oktoberfest from our hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, our tour bus driver offered us a personal tour of Munich along the way, and his first stop was at the Nymphenburg Palace.
The palace was the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria and was constructed in the Baroque style; and the park and gardens cover 490 total acres.
We arrived at Nymphenburg Palace late in the day and the buildings had closed, but we were still able to walk the grounds for a few minutes.
I tried to take a panorama of pictures in order to capture the huge expanse of the main buildings and grounds of Nymphenburg Palace while there was still light.
This is the back side of the Nymphenburg Palace, which still allows you to see the building’s details, despite the fact that the sun was rapidly setting.
A seemingly endless promenade extends out into the formal gardens; filled with statues, flower beds and water features.
The park surrounding the Nymphenburg Palace creates a quiet retreat, allowing visitors to quietly walk through these formal gardens that attracts over 300,000 visitors per year.
The next stop on our tour was the “Olympiapark” or “Olympic Park,” built for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, and this is the top third of the “Olympiaturm” or “Communications Tower” located in the park.
The sun was setting and the Communication Tower was too tall for a single picture, so I photographed it in three sections.
The sunset creates a nice contrast to the shadows around the base of the Communications Tower at the Olympic Park in Munich.
This is part of the tensile membrane structure that creates a flowing and curving roof that is suspended like tent fabric over much of the Olympic Park’s venue areas, including the Olympic Stadium’s seating areas.
The tensile structure over the Olympic Stadium and much of the Olympic Park is a fascinating membrane structure that is a very organic approach to roofing systems.
We were able to go inside the Olympic Swim Hall and take a brief look round at the beautiful facility that was built for the 1972 Olympic Games.
As the sun continued to set behind the Olympic Park, I took one last photograph of the contrasting shadows and interesting roof designs in front of a beautiful sunset background.