"Königshaus am Schachen" Alpine Garden - Schachen Mountain Tip by iaint

  the rear view
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  • the rear view - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
      the rear view
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  • Ludwig's view to the east - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
      Ludwig's view to the east
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  • his view to the west - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
      his view to the west
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  • on the walk up - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
      on the walk up
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This is a ?palace? built on a 6,000 ft mountain by King Ludwig II of Bavaria between 1869 and 1872. Ludwig was the builder of ?must see? Neuschwanstein and of a number of other castle-palaces.

Apart from its eccentric location, the other main feature is its lavish & ornate oriental style reception room. With a chandelier weighing 2 tons, one does wonder about the construction of it...

It is reached only after a 3.5 hour walk from Elmau, or a longer hike from G-P. Check the website for current details. At the time of our visit, it was open May - October. A guided tour (?4.50) was compulsory, and groups limited to 30.

Well worth the effort to get there

Address: Schachen, Garmisch-Paterkirchen
Directions: see above.
Website: http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/palace/objects/schachen.htm

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  • Written Sep 12, 2011
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