Linderhof Palace Gardens
Linderhof Park blends perfectly with the palace built by Ludwig II of Bavaria. The natural slopes of the valley were used to lay out pools, cascades and terraced gardens in the style of an Italian villa, while the side borders are typical of French formal gardens. A number of monuments in the park, such as the Moorish Pavilion, bought at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867, the Grotto of Venus and the Hundinghütte, inspired by Wagner's operas, complete the somewhat extravagant picture.
Address:Linderhof, 82488 Linderhof
end Mar-mid Oct: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-4pm - closed 1 Jan, Shrove Tuesday, 24, 25 and 31 Dec
Exploring Bavaria’s castles
Ludwig II of Bavaria was a solitary dreamer, little interested in affairs of state who devoted his brief reign to edifying extravagant projects in the shape of ever grander and more luxurious castles. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee, three palaces he built during his lifetime, bear witness to both the ambition and the eccentricity that characterised this “fairy tale king”.Discover