Ski and winter activities in Germany
  • Munich -Winter Fun on the castle channel

    Südliche Auffahrtsallee 27, 80649 München

    How to Get There?

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      München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Main Station) is connected well to the ICE network, and thus, accessible easily from all over Germany and Austria as well. From München Hbf take the tram 17 towards Amalienburgstraße. Get off at Schloss Nymphenburg.

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      Coming from the west (highway A8) go ahead till the end of the highway, then follow the signposts to "Schloss Nymphenburg". Coming from the north (highway A9) or east (highway A8) use the Highway A99 till "Kreuz München West" and go ahead via the A8 to Munich direction (from here see above).

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 48.158932
      LONGTITUDE: 11.522654

       

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      The Munich airport "Franz Josef Strauss" (MUC) is available with domestic and international flights. Here, take the urban railway (S-Bahn) S1 (heading to "Ostbahnhof") or S8 (heading to "Herrsching") and exit at "Hauptbahnhof". From here, see the "train" section.

      Nearest airport

      München (MUC)

    Why Go There?

    All day long till 10 pm

    As soon as the ice is thick enough, the skating season starts in front of the Nymphenburg Castle in Munich. The Nymphenburg channel changes to a winter wonderland with skating or bavarian curling.

    The Nymphenburg channel is 500 meters long. If you bring your own skates, there is no fee to pay, apart from using the bavarian curling sites. There are more than 40 of such sites, and using one of them costs 4 Euros. The equipment you need costs another 3 Euros to rent (status of the prices is 2013).

    On sunny winter days there are more than 700 visitors on the ice. It's possible to rent skates at different places all over the area. And there are plenty of booths, offering hot spiced wine, grog, coffee, little snacks like bratwurst or wafers or gingerbread or just a piece of cake.

    Basically, entering the ice plain is always at one's own risk, but usually the site is closed for skating when the ice isn't thick enough.

    The channel is usually a part of the drinking water supply for the northern part of the city of Munich. The water does come from a little brook called "Würm". Alltogether the channel is about 3 km long, the part in front of the castle is 1.5 km long. The ice skating area is about 500 - 600 meters.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Südliche Auffahrtsallee 27, 80649 München, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Sightseeing

    Nymphenburg castle is located directly close to the escape. It's one of the large king's castles in Europe and one of the most visited landmarks in Munich at all. Several museums can be visitied inside the castle, such as the "Marstallmuseum" where a large collection of carriages can be viewed. Or the Porcelain museum with more than 1,000 exhibits of the Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory. Or the "Museum man and nature", one of the most important natural scientific collections in Bavaria.

    Local speciality

    The "Schlosscafé im Palmenhaus" (Castle Café in the palm house) is located inside the park of Nymphenburg castle. In a former greenhouse there is a very special atmosphere. Here one gets a cup of coffee and a piece of cake as well as excellent meals or snacks. Due to the large windows of the former green house one has an astonishing view over the entire park area of Nymphenburg castle.

    Nature exploring

    The "Königlicher Hirschgarten" (Royal deer garden) is not far away from Nymphenburg castle. Originally it was a pheasant house, founded in 1720. At the end of the 18th century it was changed to a foraging grounds, and more than 100 deers were let out here. In 1791 a restaurant was built, and since then this area is a local recreation area. Nowadays there is a game reserve with deer, roes and other animals to be observed.

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