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Linderhof Palace

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A bizarre, yet glamorous, castle built by King Ludwig II.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8822 92030
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is small but absolutely beautiful palace of King Ludwig II. Guided tours are must while visiting this palace. Tour goes thru a small place called Obermagau village.

6  Thank SumitTurakhia
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We visited the palace today and were disappointed. All of the water fountains were drained and boxed up (you couldn't see them at all). There was major constriction works going on directly in front of the palace and the grotto was also closed. The palace...More

7  Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our tour and the grounds where amazing. Not nearly as crowded as the other castles, which made for a more enjoyable experiance

Thank jmenger
Reviewed 5 days ago

Linderhof Palace n southwest Bavaria near Ettal Abbey is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. We visited this Palace as well as Neuschwanstein and were completely intrigued with...More

Thank LoveNewExperiences
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing time visiting this palace. Now, my friend and I actually showed up pretty late. Just before the sun started setting. The palace itself was no longer open for tours. However, the grounds weren't crowded anymore at this time and you could...More

Thank GabbsGabbs02
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with other King Ludwigs buildings the tour is by timed ticket and worth a visit. The surrounding grounds are a nice walk with a few other buildings to visit - some require the ticket for the house.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the rooms (excellent) is worth the trip here. Our guide shared many interesting stories. Unfortunately the exterior gardens were being renovate. All the statues were covers in wood or foam. All the the fountains were drained.

Thank Rmangun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The palace visiting was so excited. Take a short time to see classical architectures and arts. Although, many part was restoring, the palace was suitable for visiting.

Thank Hwasal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you only had one palace, you could more than live with this one. Under renovation currently, you cannot see the cascading waterfall and grotto. But it is well worth the visit.

Thank FrankCGlazer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 Rhoffmann11
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14 November 2018|
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Response from Faraway63 | Reviewed this property |
We took a guided tour departing from Munich to Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castle.The name of the company was Mike's Bike Tours. Hope it helps.
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15 August 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.