Schloss Linderhof - Linderhof Castle


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.

Visit Linderhof Palace, the smallest of the 3 palaces built for King Ludwig II. Explore the rococo architecture, and the exquisite grounds, including the Moorish Kiosk, and Moroccan House. Stop at historic Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play. Or do a combined trip to Linderhof and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Front view of Linderhof Castle

Schloss Linderhof - Ettal, Bayern

By Pe-sa [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL] via Wikimedia Commons 

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.

München Tipps von Rosi


Miss Munchen recommends

Not far away you´ll find the village Oberammergau. The town is famous for its production of a Passion Play!



Close to Linderhof Castle

Schloss Neuschwanstein - Neuschwanstein Castle Schloss Hohenschwangau - Hohenschwangau Castle Zugspitze Oberammergau


Schloss Linderhof / Linderhof Castle
Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal

Opening hours

March 28 - October 15: 9 am - 6 pm
October 16 - March 27: 10 am - 4 pm  
open daily


Castel and Park:
regular 8,50 Euro
reduced 7,50 Euro

Travel Directions to Linderhof Castle, Ettal

With Car
Autobahn A95 and Federal Highway B2 to Oberau. Than follow the signs to B23/Ettaler Straße Direction Ettal. After the village Ettal drive on the left side to the street ST2060. In Linderhof drive to the right side to Linderhof Castle.

Map of Linderhof Castle, Ettal

Show bigger map of Linderhof Castle, Ettal

Schloss Linderhof - Ettal, Bayern