Linderhof Park

Picture: Linderhof Park

The Linderhof Palace park is among the most outstanding of its era. It combines elements of the French Baroque garden and the English landscape garden.

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Venus Temple

The terraces on the central and horizontal axes of the palace with their water basins and geometric flower beds, the long cascade with its elaborate fountains and the two focal points, the pavilion and the Venus Temple, are Baroque motifs. The natural, irregular design of the surrounding park with the exotic buildings is based on English models.

The Moroccan House and Moorish Kiosk are examples of the Oriental trend that was also cultivated by Ludwig II. The three "stage sets" in the park, Hunding’s Hut, the Hermitage of Gurnemanz and the Venus Grotto, stem from Ludwig’s enthusiasm for the operas of Richard Wagner.

The mountain backdrop is incorporated into this brilliant synthesis of the arts by means of visual axes and kilometres of paths which lead far up into the mountain forest.

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Linderhof Palace
Park buildings


Linderhof 12
82488 Ettal
08822 9203-0
für Anfragen/for inquiries:
08822 9203-49

Opening hours

Open all year round

Guided tours

Tours on the park on request

Admission charge

Admission free


Mid April to mid-October daily 9 am-6 pm; fountain every 30 minutes

Getting here / parking

Oberau or Oberammergau

Bus to ‘Linderhof’

550 car parking spaces, 20 bus parking spaces (with costs)

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Shop at cashdesk

Ludwig's Bistro & Geschenke
08822 209

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Linderhof
Linderhof 12
82488 Ettal
08822 9203-0
für Anfragen/for inquiries:
08822 9203-49
Fax 08822 9203-11

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