District Profile Nymphenburg

To the west is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Munich: Nymphenburg.

The district is named after the baroque Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the Bavarian electors and kings. With its vast Nymphenburger Park and the canal the castle is one of the most popular attractions of the city. The castle hosts a number of cultural institutions: the Marstallmuseum, the famous Nymphenburg porcelain factory and the museum "Man and Nature". The large-scale park invites for a stroll and surprises with architectural gems such as the Amalienburg, Badenburg or Magdalenenklause.

In the immediate vicinity of the castle, the vast New Botanical Garden covers an area of 20 hectares, with one of the largest plant collections in Europe. South of the palace, the Elector Karl Theodor had laid out the "royal" Hirschgarten around 1780. The 40 hectare park with game reserves is famous for its 150 year old trees and Munich's biggest and most beautiful beer garden.


Apart from this green lung Nymphenburg offers its residents many opportunities for leisure activities in the nature in the middle of the big city. Best bathing and sauna pleasures offers the Dantebad with heated outdoor pool and summer outdoor pool. The Dante Stadium is Munich’s fourth largest sports facility and home for the football team of the Munich Cowboys with a capacity of up to 12,000 spectators. From curling and skating on the Nymphenburg Canal to hiking, strolling and relaxation in the extensive parks – there’s probably something for everyone.

Architecturally, the district is dominated by Wilhelminian buildings around the driveway alleys of the castle, which is why Nymphenburg was also long considered a noble quarter. Still, the upper middle class resides here in Art Nouveau villas and magnificent old buildings. North of the Nymphenburg Palace Canal lies the villa colony Gern, Munich's oldest Art Nouveau townhouse settlement. In the southwest of Nymphenburg increasingly modern multi-storey settlements have been established in recent years. The district emerges a peaceful atmosphere with big city charm.

Shopping is less developed in this district, but there a still a lot of shops around the districts center.

Several bus and tram rail lines link up the district with the center. A feeder road to the A8 and a driveway on the Middle Ring connect the district to Munich’s neighborhood.

Average rental price per m²

14,60 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment Blocks 46%
Houses: 54%

Age Structure

13,6% < 18 Years
16,5% > 65 Years


57,8% singles
15,5% families


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