Linderhof Palace, Ettal, Germany
Linderhof Palace is a Schloss southwest Bavaria near Ettal Abbey. It is the smallest of the three beautiful palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. The visit of the palace is only possible with a guided tour. Linderhof Palace and its surrounding park is one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. The “Royal Villa” is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845–1886) was able to complete (1878). It is influenced by French architecture and modelled on the small summer palaces, usually set in parkland, that were built in France in the 18th century.
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