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Linderhof Palace
East Tapestry Room
Hall of Mirrors

Linderhof Palace

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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Linderhof Park
Park buildings


Linderhof 12
82488 Ettal
08822 9203-0
für Anfragen/for inquiries:
08822 9203-49

Opening hours

23 March-15 Oct.: 9 am-6 pm
16 Oct.-22 March: 10 am-4.30 pm
open daily

Tickets on sale
23 March-15 October:
8.30 am-5.30 pm
16 October-22 March:
9.30 am-4 pm

Guided tour only

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

The visit of the palace is only possible with a guided tour; we offer guided tours in German and English (approximately 25 minutes).

Admission fees 2024

Palace and park buildings
10 euros regular
9 euros reduced

In winter the park buildings are closed, but the palace can be visited:
9 euros regular
8 euros reduced

Tickets for the Linderhof palace complex are also available online in our ticket shop.

combination ticket
(King Ludwig II's palaces)

31 euros
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of the palaces Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein once.

Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.

General tariff regulations (excerpt)

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets



From mid April to mid-October daily 9 am-6 pm

Fountain every 30 minutes

Getting here / parking

Oberau or Oberammergau

Bus to ‘Linderhof’

550 car parking spaces, 14 bus parking spaces (with costs)

Further information

Free wi-fi available

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links…)

Ludwig's Bistro & Geschenke
08822 209

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Linderhof
Linderhof 12
82488 Ettal
08822 9203-0
für Anfragen/for inquiries:
08822 9203-49
Fax 08822 9203-11

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