One of the largest historical castles in Germany, Nymphemburg Palace in Munich is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. A former summer residence for the rulers of Bavaria, Ferdinand Maria and Henrietta Adelaide of Savoy commissioned the Palace in 1664 after their son, Maximilian II Emanuel, was born. Designed by Italian architect Agostino Barelli, it took 11 years to build the original structure! Several heirs to the throne made their own additions, including a 490 acre park with a number of elaborate pavilions. Whether you choose to marvel at the opulence of the main palace or enjoy a walk through the park, Nymphemburg Palace offers art, beauty and history in a single site.