Oktoberfest 2009: Guide to Munich Nymphenburg

Nymphenburg Castle is one of the great royal castles of Europe. For a long time it was the summer residence of the House of Wittelsbach; building work began on it in 1664. Some rooms still have their original baroque decoration; others were later converted in the rococo and classicism styles. Tip: if you need a break from the strain of the Oktoberfest, a walk in the huge park grounds of the castle is just the right thing. In the centre of the grounds is the "Schlosscafé zum Palmenhaus", where they serve wonderful cakes.

Rotkreuzplatz underground station, then by tram 12 or 17 to the Schloss Nymphenburg stop