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    Linderhof Castle
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    Linderhof park
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    Opening hours and admission charges

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 13, 2007

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    Linderfof Castle - Ticket

    Favorite thing:
    April-September: 9 am-6 pm
    October-March: 10 am-4 pm
    Open daily

    Admission charges
    Palace and park buildings:
    7 euros regular, 6 euros reduced

    The visit of the palace is only possible with a guided tour. There are guided tours in German and English (c. 25 mins), max. 40 people.

    Oficial websight: Linderhof
    Wikipedia: Linderhof Wikipedia

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    History background of the Castle

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Linderhof is one among the three most interesting Castles of Bavarian king Ludwig II. And it’s the only one which was finished when the king was still alive.

    In total Ludwig was going to construct seven castles. Only three of them were really built - Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee. It has been spent more than 30 million marks. The treasury of Bavaria has been almost devastated.

    In plans there were Falkenstein and also Gothic, Byzantian and Chinese castles. A hunting house Shahen in mountains near Garmish-Partenkirhen sometimes is considered as the forth Ludwig's castle.

    Initial plans were born after Ludwig's visiting Versailles in 1867. Later in 1869 he got possession around Linderhof where his father, Maximilian II, owned a hunting lodge. Under direction of the royal architect George Dolman "the Royal country house" was constructed in 1870.

    It was not a representation building. It was more likely a personal refuge, as a place of solitude for the king who left from the real world into his own virtual world of unreality.

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    Grassvangthal

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 10, 2007

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    Grassvangthal valley
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    Favorite thing: Linderhof Castle or better - Palace was constructed under the instruction of Ludwig II in the middle of a severe mountain landscape in loneliness valley of Grassvangthal.

    Abrupt mountains of Grassvangthal valleys create a natural environment for the park at the Palace.

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    Park background

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Linderhof park
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    Favorite thing: The landscape garden covers an extensive area and is perfectly integrated in the surrounding natural alpine landscape. There are several buildings of different appearance located in the park.

    Gardens were stylized in style of Renaissance baroque. A huge natural landscape garden in English style was transformed by Charles fon Effner in the wonderful image. These gardens represent a witty and delightful uniform landscape gardening product.

    All the gardens and the park occupy the area approximately in 58 hectares divided as follows:
    Groups of trees - 5,2 hectares
    Large forest - 33,0 hectares
    Lawns - 18,3 hectares
    Beds - 0,1 hectares
    Paths - 2,4 hectares
    The cut green hedges - 0,8 hectares

    It is very difficult to bypass parks and gardens during one day. Usually tourists manage to examine the basic sights of park designated on the scheme.

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    Moorish kiosk-particular

    by Azhut Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I was very surprised by an oriental building in a castle like Linderhof, so I took another picture just to remember to me the particular architecture. You can note the perfect and fine copy of arabian windows, with a lots of gold decorations.

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    The Morrish kiosk

    by Azhut Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This kiosk was built in 1867 and represents the contribution of Prussian government to the World Exhibition in Paris. Ludwig II bought the pavillon in 1876 for Linderhof Castle Park and rebuilt it to utilized it as a little "oriental-corner" where he went to smok his pipe and to relax.

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    The Neptune's fountain

    by Azhut Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: As I wrote in another picture Linderhof Castle is surrounded by many statues and fountains. Here you can see maybe the second fountain, if you consider the largeness. The fountain represents Neptune, the king of the Sea, riding his horse. Maybe you can imagine how beautiful and clear the water was, looking at that green color!

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    The VenusGrotte

    by Azhut Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This wonderful grotte is situated in a corner of the park behing the Castle. Ludwig wanted it after knowing the Grotta Azzurra of Capri, that became the ispiration for his grotte. The King was used to spend there many hours, thinking on his life and classical music (especially Wagner's works), sitting on a little shell-boat, that was hosted by a little lake in the grotte. The walls represent a scene of the Wagner opera "Die Tannhäuser". Today all these things are located there for the tourists couriosity, and entering the grotte, you hearing "Die Tannhäuser" music.

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    Façade

    by Azhut Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The façace of the castle is a great fusion of french and bavarian baroque style. Linderhof Castle, after a very longe period of building and rebuilding, is the only large palace King Ludwig II lived to see completed, and he spent there the latest years of his life. Before Ludwig decided to build it up, in the area there was just a wooden house and then the king's cottage.

    Fondest memory: For whom is interested in additional infos about the building phases there I added a little schema I took from this site:

    http://www.linderhof.de/

    1869
    Enlargement of the forester's house to create the "Königshäuschen" (royal hunting lodge) (building phase 1)

    1870
    "Königshäuschen" extended with an east wing (building phase 2)

    1871
    West wing added (building phase 3)

    1873
    Facing of the façade and new roof (building phase 4)

    1874
    "Königshäuschen" pulled down and the southern tract built
    (building phase 5)

    1885
    Extension of the bedroom, lengthening the building on the northern side (building phase 6)

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    Does it remind you of Versailles?

    by sswagner Updated Jan 11, 2005
    Versailles in miniature?

    Favorite thing: King Ludwig was fascinated with the Sun King Louis XIV. He knew that the French king had the finest palace in Europe in the form of Versailles. Since Ludwig wanted to build many palaces and castles in Bavaria, he wanted them to be the best. So, he borrowed heavily from the way Versaille's interior and exterior was done. The palace in Herrenchiemsee in Bavaria is in fact an imitation of Versailles.

    Here at Linderhof, you will see decor taken straight out of the plan for Versailles. Outside of the palace, you can see it in the fountains, the way that certain plants are arranged, and the statues. Inside, you will actually see an image depicting the Sun King at the entrance. The use of mirrors and extravagant decor also supports Ludwig's desire to create something that is fit for a king.

    Fondest memory: Visiting the gardens on warm summer days.

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    Linderhof Castle

    by TinKan Updated May 2, 2004
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    Favorite thing: The castle at Linderholf is covered with fine paintings. Each celing is a work of art in it self but when put together with the wood carvings, the beautiful floors and the awesome wall hangings the castle shines.

    Fondest memory: Linderholf is one of the most beautifuly decorated castles I have ever seen and each trip there I discover something new.

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    The official website

    by i-bella Written Dec 22, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The official website of this castle is very good and complete. There is also a map of the region that is very useful to go there by car.
    There is also a history of the castle construction and a map of the rooms.
    It is in German and English, the address is: www.linderhof.de

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