Schloss Linderhof is located in the Upper Bavarian Ettal commune and is known as the "Royal Villa" of the Bavarian King Ludwig II. Linderhof is, after the castles Nymphenburg and Herrenchiemsee, the smallest castle of the fairy-tale king. In 1868, at just 22 years, the young king began with the plans for Linderhof. Almost 20 years should pass until the construction work was finished. Schloss Linderhof is the only unfinished construction project under the lifetime of Ludwig II.
Front view of Linderhof Castle
The castle's architecture can not be directed to any style. Nevertheless, elements of French pleasure palaces can be seen, as well as the Bavarian Rocco. Remarkable is the use of wood and plaster as the main building material. The interiors are decorated in the style of Neo-Rococo. The largest room is the royal bedroom whose space concept is borrowed from Versaille Castle. Like the Sun King, Ludwig II should have held the last audience from the bed.
Ever so fairy tale like is the exterior of the castle Linderhofs. Many follies and foiling invite obe to take a walk through the park. Whether the Moorish Kiosk, the Moroccan House, Hunding's Hut or the Hermitage of Gurnemanz, the parks bring an exotic flair to the Bavarian countryside. The heart of the palace is the Venus grotto, designed after the opera Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner.
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Close to Linderhof Castle
Schloss Linderhof / Linderhof Castle
Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal
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