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    Grotto

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 28, 2015

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    In 1876-1877 "the sculptor of landscape" August Dirigl created for the king an artificial stalactite cave. The king gave it the name of a grotto of Venus. Franz Zeits constructed a gold boat of cockleshells. The artificial dripstone cave with its lake and waterfall was modelled from the first act of the Wagner opera "Tannhäuser".

    Underwater illumination, artificial caused waves, light effects provide fantastic illusion. The electricity for the Grotto was generated by 24 dynamos. It was one of the first electricity works in Bavaria.

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    Moorish Kiosk

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 28, 2015

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    The Moorish Kiosk was built in 1867 as the Prussian Pavilion for the World Exhibition in Paris. King Ludwig II having propensity to all east, got the Moorish Kiosk concerning before to Zbiro Castle in Bohemia in 1876.

    A year later it was established, already restored and partially expanded, on a small height in the park of Linderhof Palace. In twilight of windows from color glass and color fixtures magnificence of an exotic interior reveals. The peacock throne was established for the king in 1877.

    We weren't inside the kiosk. My pics were made through the lattice. I don't know whether it's possible to come inside...

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    Ludwig's Castle

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 28, 2015

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    This is the unique of Ludwig's "fantastic" palaces which construction has come to the end during lifetime of the king. In architectural figure of the castle magnificent greatness of baroque was combined with intimate refinement of rococo.

    The interiors of the Palace are very rich. The excursion includes 11 rooms. Every next room is better then previose. I'vent any pic from inside. But you may believe me!

    Abundance of mirrors framed by gold expanding sizes of rooms amazes almost everybody.
    Interiors of the palace were painted by best artists of Europe. Walls were decorated by picturesque Gobelin tapestries. Set of vases, marble fireplaces, figurines, porcelain flowers, porcelain peacocks full-scale, lusters from an ivory make you stunned. The crystal luster in a bedroom with 100 candles (they say all simultaneously never were lit) amazes as well.

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    Music Pavilion

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 28, 2015

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    There is a large wooden pavilion at the top end of the cascade. A fine view across the palace and gardens from the north to the Temple of Venus with the Kuchelberg behind it opens from here.

    You can watch my 4 min 43 sec Video Schloß Linderhof out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Hunting Lodge

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    This was the first building on the grounds, and was used by King Ludwig's father and friends. It was relocated to the current site, and the purpose by Ludwig was to "play out" the Richard Wagner opera "The Ring of the Nibelungen". The scene of the lodge is from one scene, and shows western items and Indian culture. I tree in the center is to show as being real growth, and it looks the part.

    Wooden art on the door overhang
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    Moraccan House

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    Another wonder on the walk path, this was designed for the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris, and was purchased by Ludwig that same year. In 1982, this building was located on the Linderhof grounds, after a journey near the Austrian border, and later to Oberammergau. is is a SAchen hunting lodge as intended, and it was made in the Orient and shipped to Europe.
    The interior was furnished to please Ludwig, of course, and he added a more Oriental appearance.
    Beats me-=where are the pics

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    Moorish Kiosk

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    King Ludwig had these structures built on the walk path, and he liked Oriental things. This kiosk was purchased intact in 1876 from Bohemia castle. The stain glass windows glean in the sunlight. In the middle is a peacock on a throne, as well as there is a silk covered divan and three other peacocks. There also are coffee and smoking tables and fountains and lanterns to adorn the interior.

    Picture of the front from the path Rear view of the staricase leading to the entry
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    Venus Grotto

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    One of the more known sites in the outlying area is the grotto. King Ludwig had this built as if it was a real grotto dug out of a hill. He used it, mostly for his own entertainment to listen to operas played out on a stage in the backdrop of a pool of water. Most were written by Richard Wagner, an alleged "sweet spot" in the heart of fantasy Ludwig, who adored the man-if you call him that.

    Painted alcoves gives the appearance of a larger setting than actually exists. Ludwig sometimes sat in an upper balcony, and other times had servants take him for a slow boat ride on the pool in an elaborate gondola. Various colors adorn the area for a serene feel.
    It was built between 1867-77 by August Durigil and displays a lot of stalactite and stalagmite to make the effect of a cave.
    Tours are every 20 minutes and mostly in Duetsch, but some may be in English. If you wait, they may put on an English tape.

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    Other Palace rooms

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    The entrance hall begins the journey into a world of unbelievable gild color and sculpted designs. Louis XIV is in the middle of the room and makes for a dignified appearance upon entering the palace. Ludwig may have had a "crush" on Louis. A motto stating "not less than any" reads on the star burst ceiling piece as dedication to the Sun king; meaning, of course, surpass all others in show and display of wealth.
    The Audience chamber was designed in 1870 and commands a richly paneled oval room with the king's writing table. He wrote a lot, and also was part of the architecture of rooms. The table is framed in silk and gold embroidery.
    Gobelin room is another special site is also the music room, but the latter called because of the tapestries look of the gilded frames. There are musical instruments of a piano, and harmonium here, and porcelain peacock in the center.
    Tapestry room is another wonder of Greek mythology with figurines, a marble chimney piece and ceiling art of Mythical figures

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    Hall of Mirrors

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    A larger and -hard to believe, more elaborate room to the north of the bedchamber is this room filled with mirrors. Images can be seen as infinite spector due to the angles of the mirrors and lighting. The room ws designed in Paris by Jean de la Paix in 1874. The ivory chandeliers set off the beauty even more. The white and gold background makes the room look larger, and special mirror artists were solicited for their unique talents of setting mirrors to show all the angles.

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    The Bed Chamber

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    This is only one of many special places if interest and wonder of the palace rooms. It is the largest room in the palace and was design work of Angelo Kvadillo in 1871, but expanded in 1884. Marble statues, sculptures and ceiling decorations are in Greek mythology basic and the bed alcove if of Apollo. Gold and glitter throughout, Ludwig liked to stay here and slept often at the palace for his short life after completion. He greeted people from his bedside often.

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    Panorama of the Palace

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    From any angle and viewpoint, this is no doubt one of the most enchanting and wonderful sites for palaces in Europe-my opinion. Having been here 4 times, each time brings a feel of elegance and splendor for a great design of the palace, the inside and the grounds.
    King Ludwig was inspired by a visit to Versailles in 1867, and not long after, he got people to work on this "fantasy" palace. The family already owned a lot of the land,, and had a hunting lodge on the premises, but Ludwig wanted isolation so he could live in never/never land of enchantment to keep his mind sane-maybe. It took from 187-78 to build the palace and form the grounds.
    It is basically in Rococo style

    Palce and pool with Flora and nymphs Close up of palace View of palace from Terrace Hill Detail splendor of the facade Close up of sculptures with Atlas holding world
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    North Slope of gardens.

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    This is a grotto look. It is directly to the rear of the castle , just behind a flower bed. A Neptune statue encompasses the rough appearance of the alcove, and it has many sculpted statues surrounding it. The rotunda on top stands out as a flowing waterfall (not often active) splashes down to the pool at the bottom.
    Many tourist pictures are taken at this site for the variety of views and scenery.

    View from the flower bed of grotto Picture of the gradual climbing waterfall path Close up of the detail sculptures in the pool View of the north sploe behind the palace
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    Venus Temple

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    This temple was to be an icon for an amphitheater to entertain the King Ludwig in his fantasies. It was constructed by reknowned J.N. Hauttmann. The temple overlooks the pool and the palace from a perspective of showing the distance enchanting views of the setting. The temple size is about 25 feet in height, and about 30 feet circular with, and five Roman style columns with a monument statue in the middle

    View of the temple Gold gilded statues on top of Temple View of temple perched on top of stairwell leading
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    Terrace Hill

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    The southern terrace hill was first to have been a theater outdoors in Rococo with Venus Temple at its peak. The dual staircase leading to the top is a wonder in its own right, and sets off the area as a separate beauty. Later the garden area was formed as an English format and statuary and greenery abound.

    Terraced hill leading to Venus Temple View of terrace from behind the palace Statues holding up the basin Sculpted greenery in the veranda
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