I am visiting Munich for a few days in early December. I mainly plan on visiting the Christmas markets, but I will be taking in many of the non-holiday sights as well. If I only pick one, which is better in December- the Residenz or Nymphenburg?
Rick Steve's guidebook recommends Residenz for the interiors but Nymphenburg for the gardens. I figure the gardens are a bit less grand in December. Frommer's gives the Residenz one star, but Nymphenburg gets three. Neither one makes Fodor's Choice list of sights. Several people on this message board have said that Nymphenburg is better, but their comments also referenced those gardens frequently. I also worry that I have seen enough palaces throughout Europe that I'm a bit jaded when it comes to gilded luxury.
Does anyone recommend one over the other during December, or should I stay at the Christmas market and enjoy more gluehwein?