Can I just change my own words I said about this blog ‘I’m going to visit 100 museums in Thailand.’? Well, let say, ‘I’m going to visit 100 museums over the world!‘ and that’s because I just got back from Germany and Austria. I went to many interesting museums, took a lot of photos and desperately wanted to share them here.
And I did a little change to the name of this site. From now on the blog was called Museums Journal which I want it to be a place where information and memory of all museums I’ve and I will visit will be collected.
Let not waste any more time and check out the first museum of the trip!
First day in Munich, Germany. First place I visited was Schloss Nymphenburg or Nymphenburg Palace. It was decorated in Baroque style and its landscape was amazing. Inside there also displayed the prior sketches before the palace has been built. The name of Schloss Nymphenburg literally means ‘The castle of Nymphs’.
I’ve spent whole morning exploring the palace and the hidden buildings around the park. They are absolutely beautiful and dreamy. For example, the Amalienburg, a small-pink-and-pleasure palace. It is one of the most exquisite creations in the European Rococo style. Its ground plan, exterior and sequence of rooms form a gesamtkunstwerk of rare beauty. (gesamtkunstwerk is a german word and translated as total work of art, ideal work of art. -which refers to a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so.)
and here it is, Marstallmuseum or The Museum of carriages and sleighs
Marstallmuseum collects and displays court carriages, travel and equestrian culture, located in the former royal stables in the southern Cavaliers’ Building of Nymphenburg Palace.
With over forty representative coaches, sleighs and riding accoutrements that belonged to the Wittelsbachs, the museum documents three hundred years of princely coach building and travel and riding culture. With its rich collection, this museum is one of the most important of its kind in the world.
The carriage in the painting is the one behind which I assumed it was the Coronation Coach of Emperor Karl VII, one of the most beautiful coaches in the French Rococo style.
And the one in front belonged to King Ludwig ll whom we do know he had built one of the most famous castles in the world, Schloss Neuschwanstein. His royal vehicles are particular highlight here, included carriages, sleighs and coaches. Details are remarkable.
Singular ticket 4.50 euros regular
Combination ticket “Nymphenburg”
(Nymphenburg Palace/ Park palaces/ Marstallmuseum)
1 April-Mid October: 11.50 euros regular
Mid October-March (without park buildings): 8.50 euros regular
Free entrance with Annual seasons ticket and 14-days-ticket (Mehrtagesticket)