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[Photo Journal] Nymphenburg Castle in Munich


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Nymphenburg Castle in Munich

Since this is the castle closest to Schloss Blutenburg, where I worked for nearly two months, it is not surprising that this is the last castle I visited before I left Germany. We often take for granted the grand beauty that is closest to us in favour of farther places. I wouldn’t make the same mistake the next time I return to Munich, as this is a place that deserves more than just one visit.


According to this website, the place was meant to be a summer residence for Max Emanuel, who was born in 1662 to the Bavarian Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy.



From the same website: “By 1679 the palace complex, in its first incarnation, had nearly been finished.” It is amazing to think that this edifice here is over 300 years old.

Since we arrived quite late, and the castle was about to close, we only had time to explore the castle grounds, and not so much its interior.


I can see the infinite blue from here.


Gorgeous view of the castle.


Do they come alive at night, I wonder?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “[Photo Journal] Nymphenburg Castle in Munich

  1. Pingback: [Photo Journal] The Beauty of Schlosspark Nymphenburg in Munich – Gathering Books

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