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Linderhof Palace, Ettal

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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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  • A must see if your visiting the area. Absolutely stunning palace the interior is out of this world. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly.  more »
  • In a day tour to the Castle Neuschwanstein, we visited also the Linderhof Palace and took part in a guided tour of the Castle. Although King Ludwig II a total of three castles had (Linderhof, Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee), was his favourite Castle of Linderhof. I can absolutely understand this after the guides in two of the castles. In the 30-minute guided tour of the Linderhof this could become visited. The castle itself is very beautifully decorated. The walls and ceiling are decorated with lots of gold and beautiful paintings. Also the passion of vases of King Ludwig II is clearly revealed. Particularly impressive was the dormitory of the King, with his big bed and the chandelier. Next to the dormitory, there are still some more interesting rooms like the mirror room and the dining room. I can only recommend a guide at the Castle Linderhof. The castle is magnificent and interesting as the Neuschwanstein Castle in my opinion. A tour of the Court and the garden is possible even without a guide.
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  • This castle was King Ludwig's favorite. In contrast to all the Bavarian Koenigsschloesser, he actually spend quite some here and collected many art treasures. The English tour guide was very knowledge...  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._