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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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Definitely my favourite of the Ludwig Castles and the gardens are even better

We spent a week seeing Ludwig's Castles and this one was definitely my favourite. Small but perfect, with the most glorious rococo interior. We were so lucky that no-one else... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a week seeing Ludwig's Castles and this one was definitely my favourite. Small but perfect, with the most glorious rococo interior. We were so lucky that no-one else turned up for a lunchtime tour in English, so we had our lovely guide Margarethe to ourselves. The palace is small but I never felt rushed and we got to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Linderhof Palace on a cold and rainy morning but the walk from the parking area up to Palace was nice and refreshing. Since the Palace is very small, the tour only took half an hour. It's beautiful inside and each room is quite small and packed with visitors so you'd better be in front otherwise you may... More 

Thank Penrapee R
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

See my review on Neuschwanstein to see how we got here. We arrived at Linderhof late afternoon, in time to see the fountain going off. This is one of the few palaces Ludwig lived in, here you'll find out more about just how eccentric he was. The palace is much smaller but the rooms, based on Versailles apparently, are very... More 

1 Thank EllieDodds
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To think we nearly didnt come here after Neuschwanstein because what is the point? We saw the famous palace...everything else is superfluous. Wrong- this small palace is exquisite. I would totally recommend it. And the drive from Neuschwanstein is breathtaking. Snow everywhere, blue skies- its a fairytale land. We didnt wait long to purchase tickets which are also time allocated.... More 

1 Thank Max H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and palace it's like a mini Versailles the inside of the palace is gorgeous and much nicer than neu schwanstein. Beautiful drive from Neu Schwanstein gorgeous scenery highly recommend adding this place to your itinerary.

Thank vanharmelen
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if your visiting the area. Absolutely stunning palace the interior is out of this world. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank richardloon
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle was King Ludwig's favorite. In contrast to all the Bavarian Koenigsschloesser, he actually spend quite some here and collected many art treasures. The English tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Ulrike Z
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is very off the beaten path. The drive there was beautiful, with barely any cars around. When we arrived the parking was quite affordable, and there is a good cafe where you can get food and hot drinks to go. The palace is beautiful inside and the tour of the palace is excellent and very informative. The gardens... More 

Thank AmeliaHope
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved visiting Linderhof. The grounds provided a beautiful walk, even if the weather was a bit balmy. The inside of the palace had our children(12,10,3) enraptured through the whole 30 minute tour. I suggest getting one of the €2.50 pamphlets on Ludwig before going into the palace so you have some background and context on the regional and personal... More 

1 Thank brentshall21
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace is really a Villa-quite small but extremely ornate. This building is apparently the only one King Ludwig of Bavaria actually finished. Unfotunately in March all the waterworks are turned off-so we didn't get the full picture,but the tour of the villa was worthwhile. The king's quarters cosnsist of only 10 rooms-but the extravagance is quite overwhelming. He tried... More 

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