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2020-06-02 00:00:22

Linderhof Palace - Bavarian wonder of the world

Linderhof Palace - Bavarian wonder of the world

The Bavarian province is famous for its majestic, world-famous architectural structures. The name of Ludwig II, the author and initiator of most of the iconic buildings, is associated with Bavaria. Ludwig was distinguished by a wide soul and loved the scope: the construction of all the structures begun under his supervision was completed after his death. According to historians, the Linderhof Palace is the only object completed during the life of Ludwig II, in which he managed to live. The Palace is not incredibly large, but the beauty of its exterior facades, interior decoration and Palace grounds makes tourists from all over the world come here for beautiful views and food for thought.

Construction of the Linderhof Palace

In 1790, on the lands where the palace grew, there was a simple wooden hut, in the XIX century Maximilian II made it a hunting lodge. Ludwig II came up with the idea of turning the picturesque area into one of his residences. The project was entrusted to Georg von Dollmann, Karl Joseph von Effner worked on the park ensemble - everything had to be perfect.

The castle has one feature: it is made entirely of wood, which was harvested at local sawmills, and decorated with stucco. In total, construction and interior work took 16 years - from 1870 to 1886.

Interior Features

The floor layout is symmetrical. On the first are:

  • Royal bedchamber
  • Two large living rooms
  • Spacious stairwell
  • Horseshoe Cabinet
  • Unusual oval shaped dining room
  • Mirror Hall
  • Exterior tapestry rooms.

The walls are decorated with paintings and portraits of the nobility, including the Marquise de Pompadour and Madame Dubarri. The best artists of Europe worked on interior painting: Angelo Quadlio and Wilhelm Kauschild. The rooms are decorated with tapestries, antiques.

Park zone

No less beautiful and luxurious is the park area over which they worked for 6 years. Designed by Karl von Effner, he combined several styles:

  • The territory in front of the palace is made in a formal style with regular elements, i.e. has the correct geometric layout
  • A decorative garden and a small park inside the valley are arranged in the best English traditions
  • The park itself has a cruciform shape.

Interesting Facts

  • Linderhof Palace - the smallest of all castles built by Louis II
  • Maximilian II bought the land for a hunting lodge, on the site of which the palace arose, from Ettal Monastery
  • The construction took place under the slogan of King Ludwig, “The state is me”
  • The style of the palace is defined as neococo
  • The oval dining room is equipped with a special mechanism: the table sank to the basement directly into the kitchen
  • Fantasy houses are located on the territory of the park: Moroccan house, Grotto of Venus, Skit Gurnemanets, Moorish kiosk, Neptune fountain, Dog house.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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