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Linderhof Palace

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Address: Graswang Valley, near Oberammergau, Linderhof, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 8822 92030
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

A bizarre, yet glamorous, castle built by King Ludwig II.

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Maybe you feel you saw Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Palaces so why bother with this little one? Well you would be wrong! It's totally worth a visit. The exterior is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maybe you feel you saw Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Palaces so why bother with this little one? Well you would be wrong! It's totally worth a visit. The exterior is beautiful. The interior is unexplainable and since no photographs are allowed it will remain so! The gardens which are mirrored after Versailles would be lovely to see in summer. King Ludwig... More 

Thank Lisa S
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The smallest of King Ludwig II castles, this is packed with ornate and fascinating details like the piano/harmonica musical instrument, the tri-mirror in the rooms that give unique perspectives, the dining table that moves down to the kitchen then up with food, and the endless mirror hall. Very much worth the visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small palace with very good tour from the guide. Unfortunately you can't take photos inside of all the beautiful intricate rooms. Lovely gardens but in winter the fountains are not operational and are covered up for the frost as are sone of the plants. Probably a much prettier place in summer time although no doubt much busier too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb...the smallest of king Ludwig palaces with amazing gardens with state apartments with gilded mirrors..his royal bed chamber.hall of mirrors..its a miniature Versailles.. try and see it in summer as winter the gardens and fountains were closed..no photos allowed inside.you have to take a guided tour inside..

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place. We caught a nice clear day for November. Gardens and fountains were all closed. Tour was good but pretty short. Off season so some areas closed and maintenance being done so that took away from the enjoyment to a certain extent. Still worth the trip by far.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first saw this castle as a 14 year old and it has never left my memories. I have always wanted to return and this was the year. It does not disappoint. The castle is small, but the scale of the decorations and King Ludwig II's imagination are epic. There are only nine rooms but they are an amazing and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Linderhof Palace - the smallest of the 3 palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1863 - took 23 yrs to complete, and was inspired by the Sun-King, Louis XIV's, Versailles Palace in France. A smaller palace, as compared to King Ludwig's 2 other palaces (of Neuschanstein and Herrenchiemsee), it never-the-less proved to be the preferred private residence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular! Not to be missed! A very manageable attraction. Parking, snacks and souvenirs are available. The tours are interesting without being boring. The rooms are modeled after Versailles, but in ultra compact form. The grounds are also gorgeous, and compact. I would consider this a not-to-be-missed attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Linderhof Palace is the smallest of Ludwig the Second's caste in which he has dwelt the longest time. The surroundings are marvellous, the woods, the magnificent park, fountains in front and behind the palace. Don't miss the Grotto, with artificial lake, changing lights, Wagner's music and scenes from the opera Tanhauser. The Palace is beauaiful from both out- and inside.... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Schloss Linderhof, with its beautiful fountains and gardens, reminds you that King Ludwig II was a dreamer. The small baroque castle is opulent, has some of the most exquisite French Sevres porcelain, as well as treasured Chinese vases. Some of the decoration seems over the top, almost gaudy. Nonetheless, one can easily imagine the king having dinner parties, where food... More 

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