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Linderhof Palace

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Address: Graswang Valley, near Oberammergau, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 8822 92030
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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

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A beautiful place with a fascinating history. Splendour and wealth at display. Bavarian greatness at its best. Enjoy a visit!

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Kristin A
Stavanger, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place with a fascinating history. Splendour and wealth at display. Bavarian greatness at its best. Enjoy a visit!

Thank Kristin A
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel at the castle. It is a must if you are visiting the castle. We were able to walk all of the grounds without anyone else being there.

Thank Kelly G
American Fork, Utah
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

His idol was Louis 14, it shows everywhere you look in this mansion. Unfortunately the grotto is closed for the next 4 years. Well worth the short drive!

Thank BoBahoravitch
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This relatively small castle was Mad King Ludwig's residence for many years and the one he seemed most comfortable in. It is lavishly decorated and clearly designed for an individual who lived alone (by choice). The furnishings and decor are amazing (yes -- they are over-the-top), but they somewhat seem natural and appropriate in this setting. The 30 minute guided... More 

Thank David E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rode the tour bus through the Alpine countryside in Bavaria to reach this gem of a Royal villa of Ludwig II. There was snow on the ground too. We waited for our scheduled entrance and we were told no pictures were allowed inside. This is a small but very richly decorated palace paying homage to French king Louis XV.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ludwig built some bigger castles that look more impressive on the outside. Take Linderhof for the inside though. Only 10 rooms but this is what a fairy tale castle looks like! Take the guided tour. The grounds are fantastic too. Combine this with Oberammergau and Etal.

Thank MarkTCalgary
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior is a guided tour and pictures are not allowed inside. We were lucky as we arrived early so our group was small...they usually have 40 people in a group at one time and the rooms in the Palace are small...that would be uncomfortable to us...so arrive early if you want a small group. Parking cost 2.50 Euro Purchase... More 

Thank Ann C
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I were on a day tour out of Munich and the Linderhof Palace was one of the last stops. As it was Dec and winter by the time we got there at 5pm it was pretty much dark and because they had not had many tourists that day they had decided to close early. Consequently we couldn't... More 

Thank Kylie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice mansion of King Ludwig II. Nice little garden at the back of the mansion. There was also a souvenir shop at the entrance to the complex. We visited this place as part of the Neuschwanstein castle tour by the Gray Line from Munich central station.

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North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected visit while driving Austria and Germany, and I'm so glad we visited Lugwigs favourite home... full of peaceful walking paths and graceful swans nearby, and must see if your in the area ...

Thank Angela P

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