Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark attractions

Top Choice Palace in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Schloss Nymphenburg

This commanding palace and its lavish gardens sprawl around 5km northwest of the Altstadt. Begun in 1664 as a villa for Electress Adelaide of Savoy, the stately pile was extended over the next century to create the …
Top Choice Notable Building in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

BMW Welt

Next to the Olympiapark, the glass-and-steel, double-cone tornado spiralling down from a dark cloud the size of an aircraft carrier holds BMW Welt, truly a petrolhead's dream. Apart from its role as a prestigious ca…
Top Choice Sportsground in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark


The area to the north of the city where soldiers once paraded and the world's first Zeppelin landed in 1909 found a new role in the 1960s as the Olympiapark. Built for the 1972 Olympic Summer Games, it has quite a s…
Museum in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

BMW Museum

This silver, bowl-shaped museum comprises seven themed 'houses' that examine the development of BMW's product line and include sections on motorcycles and motor racing. Even if you can't tell a head gasket from a cr…
Church in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Ost-West Friedenskirche

Built illegally after WWII by a Russian hermit called Father Timofey, the delightfully rural Russian Orthodox East-West Peace Church was to have been demolished for the Olympic Games of 1974 but protests led to the …
Museum in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Museum Mensch und Natur

Kids will have plenty of ooh and aah moments in the Museum of Humankind & Nature, in the Schloss Nymphenburg north wing. Anything but old school, it puts a premium on interactive displays, models, audiovisual pr…
Museum in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark


Also in the main building of the palace, the Marstallmuseum displays royal coaches and riding gear (including Ludwig II's over-the-top sleigh) on ground level, and a collection of porcelain from the legendary Nymphe…
Tower in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark


When the sky is clear you'll have Munich at your feet against the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps from the top of the 290m Olympiaturm. It's one of the top attractions in the Olympiapark.
Stadium in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark


Germans have a soft spot for the Olympiastadion because it was on this hallowed grass in 1974 that the national soccer team – led by the Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer – won the FIFA World Cup.
Gardens in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Palace Grounds

The sprawling park behind Schloss Nymphenburg is a favourite spot with Münchners and visitors for strolling, jogging or whiling away a lazy afternoon. It's laid out in grand English style and accented with water fea…