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Schloss Linderhof, Ettal

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Marvel at the beautiful architectural design of King Ludwig II's Schloss Linderhof, 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. Take a look at our Ettal route builder website to schedule your visit to Schloss Linderhof and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • while visitingEttal we visited schloss linderhof, one of 2 castles lived in by the king of germany in the late 1800'sit was filled to the brim with history a must see  more »
  • The whole Schloss Linderhof compound was a lot of fun to walk around and pretty easy with a toddler. We didn't tour inside of the palace due to not getting tickets ahead of time, but we still enjoyed....  more »
  • A unique experience, deeply impressed by what I saw and felt visiting the inside of the palace, the cave and the Linderhof estate .... Congratulations to the administrators for the work they do in...  more »
  • Amazingly beautiful palace. Very compact with outstanding gardens and scenery. One star off due to the guided tour. Ludwig picked this place due to its scenery so it would have been wonderful to see the palace without curtains covering it. With curtains up, it ruins the setting and makes the place feel small. I would love to see open view of the gardens as I walk through the place.
  • Ludwig was an interesting man, and this was his residential home. Its incredibly small, but absolutely lavishly beautiful. Take the tour and then see if you can get some time to yourself to explore the rest of the compound. Absolutely amazing site.
  • The palace interior is astonishing, but it's just a short guided tour, a bit too short actually. The gardens are spacious and well maintained. Parking is 2 euro, paid on entry.
  • This is a tiny palace in nice grounds, of a man whose life sounds sad to me - a hideaway of a solitary man whose mind was happiest with bygone figures for inspiration. Entrance to palace is by guided tour only, but grounds are free apart from Euro 2.50 carpark charge. Note, people drive very fast around here on roads that are quite narrow. Lovely scenery (if you are not the driver!).
  • I should have sent a poet! The place is wondrous! The tour was awesome. There are plenty of things to see while you walk the many paths. You will not be bored. Bring some good walking shoes, plenty of hilly paths to go around.

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