Would you like to get married in the Nymphemberg Palace?

by - 3/16/2023

 

For my new readers, this is to inform you that we took a road trip across five countries of Eastern/ Central Europe for our babymoon. Germany was our last stop and we explored the Bavarian region quite extensively. I was five months pregnant during that time.

Believe me, I wish I had known about this (the title duh!πŸ˜€). Getting married in a Bavarian Baroque palace would be so surreal, right? Provided you have the money for the same! Well, for starters, there are innumerable palaces and castles in India that can provide a magnificent venue for lavish weddings. However I feel that it's very challenging to narrow down the guest list if it's being done in India. Sentiments would be hurt, relations would get severed. However, if you announce your venue in Europe, even close relatives would back off thinking of the expenses or would be expecting you to sponsor the arrangements.

Whatever you decide to do, a wedding is just a stepping stone to a new life. The marriage on the other hand is a marathon. It really doesn't matter whether you are exchanging Var Malas in a Baroque palace or in a district court. Only your partner should be perfect for you. Right?

Anyways, when we travelled to Munich, Germany, one of the must visit places is the Nymphenberg Palace. It served as the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria and is even wider than the Versailles Palace. Although it's a classic example of Baroque style, it's even a more apt specimen of 'Rococo' type of architecture. Well to be honest, I was not even acquainted with this particular term. I am more or less literate about Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Victorian, Art Deco , etc etc types of architecture. It was a few days back that I was reading about real estate (you know that I am obsessed with decor et al) , I stumbled across terms like Brutalist, Rococo, Neo futurism etc. Upon some deep digging, I learned that cities like Prague, Paris and regions like Bavaria are richly embelished with Rococo designs or late Baroque architecture. 

So basically this palace is a classic illustration of Rococo architecture. The details are overtly intricate ; I mean the first thought when I looked up the ceiling of the railway station of Prague; my reaction was ' How the hell one is supposed to clean such crevices?' And this thought baffled me during our entire stay in Prague; all the buildings, all the corners had innumerable curves and twists. I just kept on murmuring that this kind of design wouldn't survive even for a single day in Noida; given the overtly dust load in our area!

Anyways, enough spoken on the architecture, let's get to the palace. Basically all the palaces in this region: Austria, Bavaria, Bohemia etc are just VAST. They are adorned with an equally expansive perfectly manicured gardens in the front and back; complete with fountains and probably a lake too.

The Nymphenberg Palace is no different. It does not only have a lake, but it's equipped with gondolas for tourists to take a ride. There are swans on the lake; making it picturesque. We had visited during autumn and hence there were dry, brown leaves everywhere. It was surreal! The artificial lake finally joins the Danube river.

What was the most interesting and unexpected part was that we got to witness an exhibition cum sale. The head sculptures of King Ludwig II were for sale and there were 100 of them. My My! Who would buy it anyways?

The palace provides innumerable photo options; whether you are getting married or not :D We spotted a number of pre wedding shoots taking place.

Exploring such boundless palaces can be exhausting; especially when you are 5 months pregnant. At the end of the day, all I wanted was to retire to our BnB and eat, eat and eat! Why Munich has to be so expensive? Anyone else here who don't fill their tummies fully because the food is atrociously pricey? πŸ˜‚

This blog post is part of the blog challenge Blogaberry Dazzle hosted by Cindy DSilva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Mads' Cookhouse.

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20 comments

  1. I really felt that same kind of feeling when you mentioned why gests would back off from your wedding lists. Also, holding marriage and other functions in India and cutting guests off from list is really emotional . You shared wonderful pictures, Your experience made me now feel to visit the place as soon as i can

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  2. I don't know about the getting married bit in the palace, but I would certainly like to see that region. Your photographs are really enticing. I have added this to my bucket list.

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  3. Not a wedding but would love to visit this place for the beautiful architecture and the amazingly vast palace! Travelling so much while you were 5 months pregnant, wow! You're quite adventurous.

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  4. Don't know about wedding in such palace but yes after reading your post I want to see the palace specially for architecture. All pics are beautiful.

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  5. Wow. Like you I too wish I had seen this blog or known of this place some 16 years ago. Nevertheless I would love to visit this palace and view its magnificence and beauty as your pics are fabulous πŸ‘Œ

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  6. I enjoy the photographs along with the posts. They add to the text so much. What a beautiful place!!!

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  7. I would love to have the feel of a palace wedding offcourse the money part would totally drive me nutts. I love the clicks in this post and the info shared.

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  8. Looks like such a romantic place to get hitched. The palace and the grounds are perfect for a marriage (though costly I am sure and not easily available)
    . You chose a beautiful place for your babymoon.

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  9. I would love to get married here if I ever meet the love of my life ;) . But marry here or not I would love to visit this beautiful palace for sure. Your pictures are stunning.

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  10. Such extensive travelling when you were 5 months pregnant. Kudos to you. Who wouldn't want to get married in a palace.Wider? than the Versailles? That's a wow and yes, even I saw pre-wedding shoots, when we were in Paris. I love how much u travel and share with all of us.

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  11. Oh Mandira please convince my husband once more to marry me and that too at this amazing place. I am just in love with this place and really wish to get married here if chance is given, at least my baby will get the chance to witness parents wedding. You beautifully described each and every element of this palace and that I call is a perfect travelogue. Great Job!

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  12. Oh wow, this place looks breathtaking! More than getting married there, I would love to just visit it! The architecture and grandeur look absolutely stunning.

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  13. Getting married there... again... no thank you 🀫πŸ€ͺ but to visit this piece of beauty.. yes yes yes! now that u mentioned the different types of architecture, even I am curious to learn about themπŸ˜€. Lovely pictures and loveky post Mandira and so brave of u to travel so extensively when u were 5 months pregnant.... kaveri

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  14. With a 200+ members strong extended family, and that is just the first cousins and on, it would indeed be quite a task getting married there. But would love to visit it for sure. So picturesque. Love the pics.

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  15. While getting married in a palace in Europe isn't a new thing, I don't think this palace is a great one to get married on due to the tourists that would be around the area. Having a palace wedding is already outrageous to take-in+the thought of getting married, I don't think anyone would want tourists to be added to their stress on their special day. Great travel adventures! - MommyWithAGoal

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  16. I would love to visit here for the stunning architecture and incredible size of the castle make it a dream destination for any traveler. Wow, you traveled a lot even though you were five months pregnant. You're extremely adventurous.
    -Anjali

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  17. I read travel blogs for the reason that I can go on a virtual trip with pictures. Beautiful.

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  18. A road trip....wow! Europe is on my list. Haven't done any except a stop over at Paris when we visited Spain. Lovely pics

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  19. Who wouldn't love to get married in a amazing palace this beautiful. Love your outfit doll you look pretty in it.

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  20. I have a really interesting Munich story - it's where I found out I was pregnant! You look great, would never have guessed that you're 5 months pregnant here! The castle is lovely but I missed it on my last trip. Will have to visit again.
    Noor

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