Monday, December 06, 2010

Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Palace (German: Schloss Linderhof) in Germany, near Oberammergau in southwest Bavaria area. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed.
                                                 The golden stature

The pool at the front of Linderhof Palace. The fountain can shoot water up to 25m height from the golden statue in the middle. On the right of the steps at the back is the Linden Tree, which is over 300 years old. Is it the reason the palace was named Linderhof ? I am sure the white benches on the right are not chosen by the king, they are my favorite. :)

Linderhof was the only palace Ludwig II lived to see finished. It was built on the site of a former forester's house, which he inherited from his father.
Fine art! Rococo detailing on the facade of Schloss Linderhof. Rococo architecture was all about elegant and ornate design. Rococo artists turned rooms and buildings such as Linderhof into feasts for the eyes.
The style reached its heyday in 18th century France.

The cascade at the back of Linderhof Palace, which flows into the "Neptun Fountain". At the top of the hill you can make out the airy green music pavilion. The bourbon flower in the forground is a tribute to Ludwig II's hero, French Sun-King Louis XIV.

Beautiful Autumn near the Linderhof Palace
 My entry for My World Tuesday


Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful visit to your world! Marvelous captures of such a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!


Tarun Mitra said...

wonderful...great photographs...thanks for sharing a piece of history :)

ksdoolittle said...

What a magnificent place! Can you must imagine living there? Esp. during the era it was constructed?

Gwendolyn L said...

This is a very beautiful location. Nice photos. I enjoyed reading your history lesson. Thanks for sharing.