Sunday, December 08, 2019

Schloss Nymphenburg!

This place doesn’t fit all in one photo frame.

Schloss Nymphenburg is on the outsikrts of Munich – and construction was started in 1664 for Bavarian Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy.

The the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, was born in 1662 – the palace was planned as “a summer home” away from the family Residenz in the center of Munich. By 1679 the palace complex, in its first incarnation, had nearly been finished.  This place is enormous, and hard to fathom!

Can you imagine?

I stood at the center and made this small clip –

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There were only 2 sections open and available to us – the center of the palace, and one of the carriage stables.  But it was enough.  Oh my word.

How would you like THIS on your ceiling?

I would have loved to watch the artisans at work.

Each scene depicting a different event.

And this is only the “front hall!”

So glad photos were allowed here.

Many other places we visited, no photos could be taken.

Because everyone needs this chandelier in their front hall!

Bed chamber.

This just might give me nightmares! LOL!

Original door knob.  Lovely!

Because ALL wall sconces should look like me -
After a good German meal!

The whole thing.

This room was lovely.

Small furniture had been brought in so the mother could be with her children.  This warmed my heart – so often we think of the children being raised by nannies and governesses.

Child’s writing desk.

Needlepoint fire screen.  Beautiful!

winter sleigh!

Such finery!

Can you imagine the gowns?

Cinderella is off to the ball.

Royal seal.

On this door!

It’s all fine and grand -

Until you ride off in this one at the end.

Wandering out into the park like garden.

If this was the Prince’s garden -
Was this his play house?

And then there was a bit of beautiful swan watching.

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If you travel to Munich, make a visit!

I can only imagine how lovely this palace is in the summer months.  It is amazing.  Oh, what I would have given for a pass to see the WHOLE THING!  My mind just can’t wrap around everything that must have went on in this huge place when it was occupied and running. 

Today is our last day in Salzburg.  We are starting off with a cooking class, learning how to make Apfel Struedel!  Our afternoon is free to wander the city and purchase the last of our goodies that need to come home.  Yes, a second suitcase has been obtained! 

We’ve got a farewell dinner here at the hotel tonight, and we will set our alarms for a 2am wake up, and be on the bus to the airport at 3am.

Because of this I’m not planning on another blog post until after I return home.  I will catch you some time on Tuesday!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

I love this! We don't have to explain our passions to anyone, especially when it comes to quilting!

Doing it for the love of doing it is reason enough.

Go do what you love!


  1. The house in the princes garden is a witch's house. Because the diminutive is used the word witch is meant in a loving and teasing way. In this case more like the phantasy house of the Hänsel and Gretel fairy tale, which is perfect for a child's garden. Good luck with the Apfelstrudel and have a safe journey back.

  2. That place is awesome. Talk about losing yourself in a place. Thanks for sharing and safe travels.

  3. In case you didn't get a translation, the caption in the parentheses at the Prinzengarten pavilion says "little witch house." I wondr what the story is behind that. Safe travels!

  4. I would say that the person in the centre of the above bed ceiling painting had quite a stock of bobbin holders! ;)

  5. Stunning photos! Can you imagine looking for the little ones in this home, playing hide & seek? Do you thinks the children played such games then?

  6. Safe travels! Marilyn Marks

  7. wow...those ceilings and walls trump quilts any day of the week....lovely carriages but can't imagine how uncomfortable the ride must be...safe travel...easy on the strudel...LOL

  8. Inspiration for Quiltville Inn? Time to paint the ceilings?! Haha, beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing you trip with us. Safe travels!

  9. Bonnie, It is so fun to have you share your trip to Germany. I was raised in Germany, my mother being from Munich. I haven't been there since 1980 and it is bringing back so many memories. I loved the Christkindlmarkts as a child. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Bonnie, It is so fun to have you share your trip to Germany. I was raised in Germany, my mother being from Munich. I haven't been there since 1980 and it is bringing back so many memories. I loved the Christkindlmarkts as a child. Thank you for sharing.

  11. All that Beauty in Germany and Austria, it could be well worth the Jet lag. Thanks for sharing. No Snow in Walla Walla. Just rain. Happy December 8th.

  12. Thanks for all the beauty that you send us. Now this palace needs to be on my bucket list. In the mean time I will enjoy the colors in my fabric closet and gaze at all the different colors of thread I have. Time to tackle Cathedral Blocks.

  13. Wow....such artists in the 16th century. I could stay in the front hall for days just looking at the beauty of it. Gorgeous. What amazing history and beautiful countries.

  14. Safe travels home, Bonnie! And the rest of your group as well.

  15. Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

  16. Wow, that Schloss is beautiful, but I always wonder how many toilet rolls they would have to buy to so that each bathroom has one and a spare!! And the curtains!!! Oh my soul!! :)

  17. Reminds me of Versailles ... same thing just on and on and on.... amazingly beautiful!- but makes you wonder.
    Looks like a beautiful trip was had by all! Thanks for Sharing!


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