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Linderhof Palace

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A bizarre, yet glamorous, castle built by King Ludwig II.
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82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8822 92030
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Reviewed yesterday

Well, King Ludwig II, called the Swan King, who build a few castles in Bavaria made this one his favorite. Really worth to visit to get an idea how a king would live back then.

Thank Helmut B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a pretty place but much smaller than expected. I think there were only 6 or 7 different rooms on the tour. All of them were fairly small except the bedroom. Very ornate. The tour is done in English and there are notebooks for...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This palace from the outside is nice. Inside, unless you love rococo(?) design it is just slightly ridiculous. Way too ornate and overdone.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 3 days ago

While Neuschwanstein Castle get all the tourists, Linderhof has a much more personal feel. A small castle Ludwig actually lived in, it's surrounded by gardens and small buildings like the Moorish Kiosk Venus Grotto", "Hunding's Hut" and "Gurnemanz Hermitage. Linderhof provides great insight into Ludwig's...More

Thank Chicago630
Reviewed 5 days ago

The guided tour was well worth it, especially after visiting other castles in the area. Go early so you can beat the lines in tourist season. the grounds are large enough that you could spend most of the day walking around.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This smaller palace of King Ludwig II is a jewel box. My favorite palace of all the ones in Bavaria. Exquisite details. Beautiful grounds. My favorite room was the yellow room with silver leaf details. Stunning. Definitely GO!!!

Thank jujubean4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This homiest of "Mad" King Ludwig's castles is a small, elegant mini-Versailles. Set in the woods 15 minutes driving from Oberammergau and 50-minutes from Fussen and surrounded by fontains and sculpted, Italian-style gardens, it's the palace I've toured that actually had me feeling envious. Open...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to visit castles all over the Europe. Linderhof is just amazing place. Not only castle but beautiful garden too. We also enjoyed good coffee and tasty cake.You must visit Linderhof palace

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While others have negative remarks in their Trip Advisor Reviews, I’d say if you are the area, if you have see Linderhof then go, come and see it. Linderhof Palace is smaller in scale then others palaces in Germany but that doesn’t mean it’s bad...More

Thank Track1089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Linderhof Palace is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. After a 1 hour trip from Munich it was excellent and memorable to visit this palace. The lushness...More

Thank Joao G
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nighat n
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Susieb2201 | Reviewed this property |
I think they are both worth seeing but that Linderhof is a much nicer castle to look around as the interiors are more impressive than Prague Castle. Depends what you like though.
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Amir S | Reviewed this property |
Obviously for the venus grotto not before 2022. But the visit to the palace is doable all year round