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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

In those days must have been great effort to build also Ludwigs smallest palace there. Maybe that´s why there is not so much tourist or not so famous like Neuschwanstein. I recommend to buy ticket into palace anfortunately we did not and it is way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravellerSince1960
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst its not that impressive on the outside, imo the interior is way better than Neuschwanstein castle. I did this together with Neuschwanstein with Grey Line tours and this place was our first stop. Its less crowded and the tours which are conducted by staff...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our plan was to go to see Neuschweinstein but it was crowded and no tickets available, so we decided to change the plan and see Linderhof castle. It is sorrounded with amazing high mountains- one moment it is sunny with great views, another- snowmagedon. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IvaF225
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid the tourist mess at Neuschwanstein or Hochenschwangau and visit nearby Linderhof instead. There are far fewer crowds and the castle itself while smaller then the others is quite ornate and well worth seeing. The surrounding gardens are stunning. Be sure to take the time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited the Palace many years ago in the spring and summer. This was our first winter visit. It is simply beautiful with the Alps as a background and fresh snow on the grounds. The Palace itself is worth a visit no matter what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnCamp81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Linderhof is smaller than Ludwig's other palaces, but just as nice if not nicer. Definitely worth touring. I was looking forward to seeing his famous dinner table that moves though the floor and was disappointed that have it fixed so that it does not go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tampauro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This palace is spectacular inside. There is also a beautiful garden. A gift shop with coffee and amenities. Very much enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 870leesah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny castle and home of Louis II has an incredible decorative interior that is a must see if in the region. The palace and the grounds are well kept and the beauty of the surrounding mountains create a distinctive quiet area for visitors to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dreldas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not close to what you’d expect if you’re imagining the other palaces by Ludwig, but very nevertheless a pretty and special experience. It’s far easier to access this palace compared to Neuschwanstein. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank W2256NAchantalb
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Ludwig was a bit of an overachiever. He wanted to recreate palace of Versailles years later in the alps on a postage size block. He nearly got away with it! Small palace but the excesses are everywhere. Completely unfunctional to modern eyes.

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 November 2018|
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Response from Rhoffmann11 | Reviewed this property |
We used gray line tours to both it and neuschweinstein palace—- Ursula was a great tour guide.
16 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.