Schloss Nymphenburg

We ventured into Munich today for the third time since arriving in Germany, and this time we brought our cameras. The subway was packed with people in lederhosen and dirndls for Oktoberfest, but we headed a little further west to visit Schloss Nymphenburg. This baroque palace was built in 1675 for the rulers of Bavaria. Nowadays, the palace and the extensive grounds are open to the public.

The palace's eastern facade.
The palace’s eastern facade.

The western facade.
The western facade.
After admiring the palace, we spent some time looking at and photographing various ducks and geese. This caught the attention of a German gentleman, who asked if we wanted to see something more exciting. He pointed out this tawny owl (bosuil), dozing at the top of a tree.
After admiring the palace, we spent some time looking at and photographing various ducks and geese. This caught the attention of a German gentleman, who asked if we wanted to see something more exciting. He pointed out this tawny owl (bosuil), dozing at the top of a tree.

More pictures are available here.

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