"Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof)" Ettal Things to Do Tip by gigina

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Originally planned as a new Versailles, Linderhof Palace is a perfect example of a "Royal Villa" with terraces and cascades and a spacious landscaped garden.

After visiting Versailles, Ludwig II set out to create a Bavarian counterpart. Between 1868 and 1869, the architect Georg Dollmann drafted seven plans for the new palace in Linderhof, but none were implemented. Finally, in 1870, the Versailles project was relocated to the island of Herrenchiemsee. In Linderhof, instead, Ludwig II commissioned a "King's Cottage". By 1878, in spite of difficult transport routes and a virtually inaccessible location, the palace was completed, and the rooms decorated in the style of the "Second Rococo". The development of the park, designed by Carl von Effner, took from 1870 to 1880. Several architectural features were added at the king's request.

Park buildings:
Venus Grotto, an artificial dripstone cave
Spring fountain with 30-meter high fountain
Waterworks in summer,
every hour on the hour between 9 am and 5 pm
Hunding's Hut
Moorish Kiosk
Moroccan House

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  • Written Aug 31, 2008
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