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Linderhof Palace, Ettal
(4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Marvel at the beautiful architectural design of King Ludwig II's Linderhof Palace, the only residence he lived to see completed. Originally a historic hunting lodge, the 19th-century palace is set in the Graswang valley. It features historic landscaped gardens with fountains, monuments, and an artificial grotto. Tour the royal palace to admire the famous Hall of Mirrors and Versailles-inspired grand staircase. You can venture outside to take in the beautiful Rococo-influenced exterior of the building. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes for wandering the 50 hectares (125 acres) of palace gardens. Plan your Linderhof Palace visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ettal using our Ettal family vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It's not just a Royal Manor, it is a small secluded fabulous Versailles. Ludwig II was a romantic King, loved by Wagner, so the whole Palace and Park are laced with romanticism. Because the Palace is not old (construction, 1874), and it no one except the King did not live, the Interior has been preserved perfectly. The Hall of mirrors-almost Versailles, only smaller and cleaner. Nice, well-maintained Park, fountains give a pleasant coolness.
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  • I visited Linderhof Palace on December 10th 2016 on a guided tour in "English". The lady that guided us inside the palace was a very kind person but she cannot definitely communicate in English. She t...  more »
  • I returned for a second trip to Linderhof as part of a Christmas market tour. So, while limited on time, we had ample time to view the castle itself as part of a docent led tour. There was not much ti...  more »
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  • Great small royal residence. The gardens and property are gorgeous and most of your time here will be spent outside. There is a 30 minute guided tour that takes you through the inside of the palace. Every room is intricately done. Many rooms are 24 carat gold leaf.
  • Good place to go. well maintained. But you can't see the stachus during winter
  • Very interesting palace and somewhat informative tour. I expected a little more detail and was surprised of how little of the palace was open for visitors. Still, it was a very interesting palace to view and learn about.
  • Never seen so much gold used as decoration! Not allowed to take pictures of it I'm afraid.
  • Beautiful little palace not far from Munich, worth visiting, close to other attractions of the area like Neuschwanstein castle and Oberammergau. Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only large palace King Ludwig II lived to see completed. Highly recommended._