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    Hunting Lodge

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 21, 2012

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    Wooden art on the door overhang

    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.

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    Moraccan House

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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

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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.

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    Venus Grotto

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Palce and pool with Flora and nymphs
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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

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    North Slope of gardens.

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    View from the flower bed of grotto
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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.

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    Venus Temple

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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

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    Terrace Hill

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    Terraced hill leading to Venus Temple
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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.

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    Tour the grounds

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    North slope and cascade waterfall
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    The front facacde is so gorgeously decorated with the white statues ringing the top and the balcony supported by Atlas(s). The front and side, and rear areas are all decorated out with fantastic sculptures and coloring of flowers, as well as fountains. Terraces leading up the hill is called Linderbichl and designed in Italian motif. A huge marble of Venus is to gawk at for a while.
    The Graswang valley influenced the contour and layout of the park. It covers 198 acres. The design was formed by Karl von Effner, who also did the design work for other Ludwig palaces; like Herrenechiemsee.

    A circular walk around to see all the sites is about a 1 1/2 miles, and a couple of steep sections along the way.

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    GARDENS AT SCHLOSS LINDERHOF

    by balhannah Written Sep 15, 2011

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    Located at this Palace, is more than one style of garden. If you want to see ALL of the gardens, well be prepared for plenty of walking as you need to cover 125 acres. I only went to the nearby gardens as it was late in the day. These were beautiful!
    There were English and Italian style garden's. The Western parterre was the first garden and was completed in 1872. There is a nice Fountain in gold of "Fama" and "Amor with Dolphins," and a bust sculpture of King Louis XIV. Most of the gardens feature statues and fountains.
    Another lovely garden, is the Terrace garden. Everywhere I walked, there were photo opportunities of these beautiful Formal Gardens.

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    FOUNTAIN'S AT SCHLOSS LINDERHOF

    by balhannah Written Sep 15, 2011

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    Neptune Fountain @ Schloss Linderhof
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    As with Herrenchiemsee Palace, Schloss Linderhof has fountain's featuring Horse's. I think he really liked Horse's by the amount of them featuring in Fountain's at his Palace's.

    Behind the Palace is the beautiful fountain of Neptune, the Roman God of the Sea. Neptune rides three horses in this statue, and water shoots out of the Horse's nose and mouth into the fountain below. It is quite spectacular!

    At the front of the Palace, is the golden statue of Flora and her attendees. This fountain will frequently spout water upward of a hundred feet into the air.

    There are several more golden Fountain's located in the grounds.

    As at the other Palaces, the fountains are not working all the time. When we arrived, they weren't working, and later they were, so I think maybe at 30minute interval's. Just wait, and be patient.

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    ST. ANNA'S CHAPEL

    by balhannah Written Sep 15, 2011

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    We walked infront of the Palace and followed the path on the far side. Not far, was a dear little Chapel, painted white with wooden slate roof, it looked lovely sitting on a high knob in the grounds.
    It was St. Anna's Chapel, built in 1684, it's the oldest building in the Linderhof palace complex.
    I was able to go inside and see the interior which is dedicated to the mother of Mary. It was redesigned and fitted with stained glass windows by Ludwig II.

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