The King's House, built from plans by Georg Dollmann in 1869 to 1872 on the Schachen Alp near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, was King Ludwig II's mountain refuge. The wooden post-and-infill structure in the form of a Swiss chalet has five living rooms downstairs with cembra wood panelling and a mixture of stylistic elements.
The whole of the upper floor, however, is taken up by the "Turkish Hall".
With its coloured glass windows, opulently embroidered textiles, peacock feathers and candelabra it reflects the fascination of the king and his contemporaries with the Orient.
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29 May until 05 October 2014
Guided tours (in German) daily 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm or on request (max 30 people)
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
The King's House is located 1800 m above sea level and only accessible on foot. It is a walk of 6 to 7 hours for the way up and down!
Alpine Garden / Branch of the Munich Botanic Garden
Mobil (01 72) 8 76 88 68
Car parking spaces at Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Elmau
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