Linderhof Palace

, Foto: Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung -
Foto: Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung -

Situated in the midst of the Bavarian Alpine foothills, Schloss Linderhof (Linderhof Palace) attracts visitors to the imperial villa with its spacious landscaped garden and impressive terraces.

A visit to Versailles moved Ludwig II to create a comparably splendid layout. A total of seven projects were proposed by architect Dollmann in 1868 and 1869 for the new Versailles in Linderhof; however none of them were implemented. In 1870 Herrenchiemsee Island was selected as the final location.

In the Linderhof, Ludwig II instead built an imperial villa that remains a unique example of imperial castles. Despite poor transport routes and inaccessible grounds, the construction was concluded in 1878 and the interior finished in the style of the Second Rococo. The Schlosspark was built between 1870 and 1880 according to designs by Effner and was decorated by Ludwig II with additional buildings. The most well known castle built by Ludwig II is the Palace Neuschwanstein.

Park buildings:

Venus Grotto, an artificial dripstone cave
Spring fountain with 30-meter high fountain
Waterworks in summer,
every hour on the hour between 9 am and 5 pm
Hunding's Hut
Moorish Kiosk
Moroccan House



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