Linderhof Palace and its surrounding park is one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. The "Royal Villa" is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845–1886) was able to complete (1878). It is influenced by French architecture and modelled on the small summer palaces, usually set in parkland, that were built in France in the 18th century and were also often to be found in Germany in the parks of larger palaces.
Behind the Baroque façade is a Rococo world with motifs from the age of Louis XV of France. Ludwig’s creation in the Second Rococo or Neo-Rococo style, however, shows a strong South German influence: Ludwig took over a great deal from the Rococo legacy of his own ancestors with which he was familiar from his childhood, such as the Amalienburg in Nymphenburg and the Ornate Rooms of the Munich Residence.
The rich and abundant ornamentation, with its many sculptural elements, is thus not merely an attempt at imitation. In Linderhof Palace Ludwig II created rooms of such sumptuousness that they far surpass everything that inspired them, as well as showing workmanship of an incomparable artistic quality
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April-15 Oct: 9 am-6 pm
16 Oct-March: 10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
The visit of the palace is only possible with a guided tour; we offer guided tours in German and English (approximately 25 minutes, maximum 40 people); special tours on request (please call)
Palace and park buildings
8.50 euros regular
7.50 euros reduced
(King Ludwig II's palaces)
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of the palaces Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein once.
Tickets with a specific visiting time can be reserved by post for an additional prepaid charge. The time can only be changed or the ticket cancelled up to 2 hours before the start of the tour (also by phone).
From mid April to mid-October daily 9 am-6 pm
Fountain every 30 minutes
In the palace we provide a mobile stair climber for wheelchair users. Toilets for the disabled you can find near the cash-desk and near the palace (in winter only at the palace hotel). There are some wheelchairs available – please inquire at the cash-desk.
Free wi-fi available
Oberau or Oberammergau
Bus to "Linderhof"
550 car parking spaces, 20 bus parking spaces (with costs)
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