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King Ludwig II:
not far from Berg Castle, a cross in Lake Starnberg indicates the place where King Ludwig was found drowned together with his physician, von Gudden.
1. Neuschwanstein Castle
Although Linderhof was commissioned as a refuge for a king, its looks cannot obscure the fact that it was inspired by the upper middle class villas of the late 19th century.
Despite the difficuity of building in an alpine mountain valley above Oberammergau, Linderhof was erected in only six years, starting in 1868.
The castle is surrounded by an extensive park in the English style, which almost unnoticea
bly runs into the unspoiled countryside of the Graswang valley.
The western Gobelin room is also called the music chamber because of the ‘aeludicum’ that was set up there, an instrument combining elements of the harmonium and piano.
Although the audience room is largely modelled on the one of Versailles, the lavish decoration mirrors the taste of the 19th century.
The silverware container in the shape of a ship and decorated with the emblem of the Sun King was created by F.Brochier and E. Wollenweber the Younger. 1883/84.
in the dining room, a line around the table can be seen in the floor. Hidden underneath is the lift for raising or lowering the table.
The rose cabinet adjacent to the bedroom served the king as a dressing room. Set into the walls are portraits of prominent members of the Versailles court.
As in all of Ludwig’s bedrooms, the one in Linderhof also features velvet fabrics in blue, the king’s favourite color, with some embroidery in gold.
Stretching in front of the castle is a French parterre, framed by arboured walks of trimmed lime and beech trees.
The artificial Venusberg grotto from the Tannhauser legend was built in 1867-77. Ludwig was rowed over the little lake and it is said that he also enjoyed bathing here with changing illumination.
A perfect illusion of the Orient in the midst of the Bavarian Alps: the Moorish Kiosk. This little mosque-like structure is hidden in the forest that surrounds the grounds at Linderhof.
The facade of the Moroccan House is brightly painted with red and white stripes. Ludwig originally had it built in the remote mountain pasture known as the Stockalpe.
The Hundinghutte, a ‘walk-in stage set’ taken from Richard Wagner’s Valkyrie, plunges the visitor into the world of Germanic myths and legends.
In the center of the water basin between the residence and the Venus Temple, a fountain powered by gravity from a sloping water conduit, shoots up a ninety-foot jet of water. Rising in front of the terrace is the lime tree, now more than 300-years-old, that gave the residence its name.