Munich 03

Munich Episode 03 Schloss Nymphenburg

The summer residence, Ludwig I and the mistress who was his downfall

Find out which baby Wittelsbach had the Nymphenburg Palace built in his honour by his doting parents and which family member built a hermitage in the garden to make up for a lifetime of revels. Discover such highlights as the picture gallery filled with portraits of Ludwig I’s favourite women and the hunting lodge with its own hall of mirrors. Then meet two colourful personalities linked to Schloss Nymphenburg. Ludwig I was famous for his magnificent building projects and enthusiastic patronage of the arts, but Lola Montez was his eventual downfall: enigma, beauty, drama queen, con girl, pampered mistress, of whom the besotted Ludwig said, she ‘gave up everything for me.’