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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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  • We are so glad we put this on our trip schedule. The castle itself is small, but the grounds and views are grand! What a fantastic surprise! 
    We are so glad we put this on our trip schedule. The castle itself is small, but the grounds and views are grand! What a fantastic surprise!  more »
  • after the unholy rush around Neuschwanstein, this was a totally contrasting experience; excellent guide, patient with the many in our group with walking aids and excellent idiomatic English,. the... 
    after the unholy rush around Neuschwanstein, this was a totally contrasting experience; excellent guide, patient with the many in our group with walking aids and excellent idiomatic English,. the...  more »
  • Set in the middle of a National Park this lovely little palace is well worth a visit. The castle, compared to others, is quite small but is full of gold. The decorations and furniture are all very.....  more
    Set in the middle of a National Park this lovely little palace is well worth a visit. The castle, compared to others, is quite small but is full of gold. The decorations and furniture are all very.....  more »
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  • Huge palace with dozens of not hundreds of ornately decorated rooms. Nice free audio tour. The place is a typical stately home and had very little by way of museum exhibits. One amazing room full of original and replica busts of Roman emperors etc, the highlight of our tour. After an hour we were looking for the quickest exit, but a pleasant hour
  • This palace deserves a place near the top of your list if you're anywhere nearby. Breathtaking views and an immaculately maintained (finished) palace for King Ludwig II, bring the past into the present for an overall wonderful experience for all ages. You would be missing out to only tour the palace as the grounds are just as magnificent. Be prepared to walk a little, as the castle grounds are about 1 Km away from the parking lot. A full walk around can be 3-4 Km Parking is €3 for a standard car and up to €9 for a tour bus.
  • One of our favorite palaces to visit and the one where Ludwig II lived the most time. Massive fountain... just wait for the timed display. The best part was that nearly the whole Palace is available to tour (most others tour a very limited portion). The palace is in excellent shape, as are the gardens and fountains. Also much easier to get in to the tour than some other.
  • 👑 King Ludwig (Louis) II dedicated this palace to the the French king Louis XIV which he associates as the sun king throughout this entire palace who's decor is inspired by Versailles and it's extravagance. The palace tour does a good job of explaining the various rooms and items within each room, including intriguing details like the mechanically elevated dining table. The extravagance inside this palace is simply stunning. This property is not just the palace, be sure to grab a map of the grounds and walk the distance to view the hunting lodge, Moroccan house, etc.
  • This is a great little place tucked away in the woods. Take the guided tour inside and notice the delicate details throughout. The decor is comparable to Versailles but on a smaller scale. It’s beautiful! Be sure to step up to look into the never ending view through the mirrors in the hall of mirrors. The kings bedroom is beautifully adorned with frescoes, marble and tapestries. Notice the dining hall table. The staff would set the table for the king’s meal in the room below and then raise the table to the dining hall which allowed the king to avoid contact with the servants. The park and gardens surrounding the palace were beautiful. The fountain operates every 30 minutes and is worth seeing.

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