Schloss Linderhof is the most charming of
King Ludwig II's creations.
ALPINE EXCURSION: Schloss Linderhof is
at the foot of the Bavarian Alps.
"Enchanting" isn’t a word I use willy-nilly.
I find myself, however, busting at the gums to think of a better term for the slice of heaven they call Linderhof.
This pint-sized palace was the favourite address of Bavaria’s "fairy tale king", Ludwig II, after a quick tour you’ll understand why.
It took me a good hour driving south from Munich to see
Linderhof, stopping in at Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a quick coffee along the way.
Expectations were high, I’d say almost as high as the Alps we were heading towards. It would be hard to beat Neuschwanstein, Ludwig II’s infinitely more famous fairy tale castle they’re now calling the eighth wonder of the world.
MAGNIFIQUE: Schloss Linderhof was inspired
by French Sun-King Louis XIV.
IMMACULATE: The palace and
grounds of Schloss Linderhof were
GRAND: The palace grounds have
some spectacular look-out points.
FANTASIA: The Venus Grotto at Schloss Linderhof
was Ludwig's private theatre.
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•There are more photos and info on this palace on the page Linderhof Pictures.
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