Sightseeing: Fairytale castles
Ludwig II., who was crowned king in 1864, began his building activities in 1867/68 by redesigning his rooms in the Munich Residenz and laying the foundation stone of Neuschwanstein Castle.
In 1868 he was already making his first plans for Linderhof. However, neither the palace modelled on Versailles that was to be sited on the floor of the valley nor the large Byzantine palace envisaged by Ludwig II. were ever built. Instead, the new building developed around the forester’s house belonging to his father Maximilian II., which was located in the open space in front of the present palace and was used by the king when crown prince on hunting expeditions with his father. Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only large palace King Ludwig II. lived to see completed.
Palace and park buildings: 8.50 euros regular / 7.50 euros reduced
Park buildings only ( Grotto, Moorish Kiosk, Moroccan House, Hunding’s Hut and Gurnemanz Hermitage ): 3.50 euros regular / 2.50 euros reduced
In winter only the palace can be visited: 7.50 euros regular / 6.50 euros reduced
Combination ticket “Königsschlösser”:
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of King Ludwig II’s palaces.
April – October 15th: 9am to 6pm
October 16th – March: 10am – 4pm
In winter the park buildings are closed!
January 1st, Shrove Tuesday
December 24th, 25th and 31st
travel time: 60 min.Hide details