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LINDERHOF PALACE 2010

Linderhof Palace is near Oberammergau in southwest Bavaria. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one of which he lived to see completed, around 1880
Ludwig already knew the area around Linderhof from his youth when he had accompanied his father on hunting trips in the Bavarian Alps. When Ludwig became king in 1864 he inherited the so-called King's Cottage from his father, and in 1869 began enlarging the building. In 1874 he decided to tear it down and rebuild it at its present-day location in the park. At the same time new rooms and the staircase were added to the remaining U-shaped complex, and the wooden exterior was clad with stone facades. The building was designed in the style of the second rococo-period. Although Linderhof is much smaller than Versailles, it is evident that the palace of the French Sun King Louis XIV (who was Ludwig's idol) was its inspiration.
Ludwig's fantasy palaces were barred to strangers, but have been visited by over 50 million people since his death.
WATER NYMPHS  FOUNTAIN
WATER NYMPHS FOUNTAIN
LINDERHOF  PARK & SURROUNDINGS
LINDERHOF PARK & SURROUNDINGS
NORTHERN SLOPE
NORTHERN SLOPE
ERUPTING FOUNTAIN
ERUPTING FOUNTAIN
THE VENUS GROTTO . 1
THE VENUS GROTTO . 1
FRONT ASPECT OF PALACE
FRONT ASPECT OF PALACE
GILT FOUNTAIN SCULPTURE
GILT FOUNTAIN SCULPTURE
OVERLOOKING THE PALACE & TERRACES
OVERLOOKING THE PALACE & TERRACES
WATER NYMPHS  FOUNTAIN . 1
WATER NYMPHS FOUNTAIN . 1
CUPID FOUNTAIN
CUPID FOUNTAIN
POOL & TERRACED  GARDENS
POOL & TERRACED GARDENS
BAVARIAN CHALET
BAVARIAN CHALET
ORNATE FACADE ABOVE ENTRANCE
ORNATE FACADE ABOVE ENTRANCE
SIDE GARDENS
SIDE GARDENS
PALACE FACADE
PALACE FACADE
LEAFY ARCHWAY PATH
LEAFY ARCHWAY PATH
THE NEPTUNE FOUNTAIN
THE NEPTUNE FOUNTAIN
LINDERHOF SWANS
LINDERHOF SWANS
TERRACE GARDEN
TERRACE GARDEN
SOUTHERN TERRACE & POOL
SOUTHERN TERRACE & POOL
THE VENUS GROTTO
THE VENUS GROTTO