Ludwig II of Bavaria, a fervent admirer of the Sun King, commissioned this "Versailles" from 1878. The resemblance between the original and the copy is striking, even down to the gardens. The State bedroom and the Hall of Mirrors are truly magnificent.
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