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Linderhof Palace

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Address: Graswang Valley, near Oberammergau, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 8822 92030
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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

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Quaint Villa for a Reclusive King Ludvig II

We visited this palace as the first stop of our Bavarian tour. It was smaller than expected, but as one learns more about the history of King Ludwig II it begins to make sense... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this palace as the first stop of our Bavarian tour. It was smaller than expected, but as one learns more about the history of King Ludwig II it begins to make sense. During the winter time all of the outdoor sculptures are covered and protected. The water fountains are also covered over. The interior is not heated and... More 

Thank Rtjeter
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

He really knew how to live in style! Just stunning on the inside. Beautiful settings around too. A sight to be seen.

Thank Martin D
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as part of a tour to Neuschwanstein castle, visitng Linderhof Schloss first. Small compared to the other palaces/castle, but nonetheless so much history to learn. We went in winter, hence the gardens were closed as everything was covered in snow/ice.

Thank need2travel87
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the last leg of a tour from Munich. I wish we had more time at Linderhof. Our tour guide provided great insights. I loved the palace and grounds. Sadly, we couldn't make it to the grotto since our tour timing did not allow but we did see the fountain show directly in front of the palace. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our tour guide and the amount of information delivered in 25 minutes was perfect. The heavy snow made the grounds beautiful, but the season also meant that much of the grounds were closed and covered. Still, we would definitely recommend this when in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in December - amazingly picturesque palace. Tours packed with too many people - can't appreciate the interiors when you're more worried about bumping into your fellow visitors

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a snowy day as part of a tour group. All the statues and gardens are obviously closed due to weather. I didn't even know there was a grotto, as it was never mentioned. The inside is very over the top. It felt like we were touring a Trump home. So much gold. No pictures are permitted inside.... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a favorite of King Ludwig II. It is kind of small but very lavish. We took the group tour in English. Was a little dissatisfied with the tour because of such a large group. They should have split our group into two but didn't. The grounds are wonderful but they drain the lake in the winter and prepare... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in mid December and were probably the second last tour of the palace for the day. The tour was in English (good) and, being December, there weren't many tourists about (about 8 on our tour). No photos are permitted inside the palace. The palace is quite small and interestingly decorated, all with original furniture and decoration. Time has... More 

Thank ActRegular_traveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

King Ludwig of Bavaria has left us with some beautiful Palaces and this is well worth a visit as are his others in Bavaria. The interior is luxurious as are the grounds. Sadly the King died in a boating accident at a young age or maybe he would have built even more Castles than he did. Each Castle is worthy... More 

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