The small Versailles in the heart of the Ammergau Alps
About 45km from Fussen is Ludwig II’s smallest palace.
Surrounded by picturesque parks with trick fountains, the "Venus Grotto" and the Moorish Kiosk.
In addition to revisiting childhood memories in Schwangau, Ludwig often returned to the Graswang Valley on his excursions from the Hohenschwangau Castle.
His father, King Maximilian II, had a hunting lodge in the grounds of the Linderhof. The palace, finished in 1878, was the only palace that Ludwig II successfully completed and used as a residence. This was where the spirit of the rococo period was reborn.
The most important sights of these beautiful gardens include the royal lodge, the old royal lime tree and its deerstand where the king took his breakfast, the Moorish Kiosk with its Peacock Throne, the Moroccan House as well as the Hunding’s Hut.
A rock with an "open sesame" secret door leads to a man-made grotto with waterfall and lake. The grotto can be heated and illuminated and waves can be made on the lake.
Modern technology made the king’s wildest dreams come true!