Die Wies Hohenschwangau Linderhof Oberammergau



Schloss Linderhof

Louis II (of Bavaria), in German, Ludwig II (1845-1886), king of Bavaria (1864-1886), son and successor of king Maximilian II, was born in Nymphenburg.

Photos of Nymphenburg


König Ludwig II

He aided Austria against Prussia in the Seven Weeks' War in 1866 but assisted Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. In 1871 he consented to the inclusion of Bavaria in the German Empire. A notable patron of art and music, he subsidized the early career of the German composer Richard Wagner. He also was responsible for the construction of many lavish buildings. In 1886 Louis was declared insane, and his uncle, Prince Luitpold, became regent. Within a week of his deposition, Louis drowned himself.

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Schloss Linderhof

one of his lavish buildings





Detail of the newly renovated Facade







The Interior


the entire interior is in the style of the Absolute Monarch,
the Sun King, Louis of France


Louis of France








chandelier of Meissen porcelain

The Grounds


the grounds in winter 2004
(fountains are protected with wooden crating)


a chapel


the dome of another of the out buildings




one the grounds buildings to service visitors

Die Wies Hohenschwangau Linderhof Oberammergau

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