My parents and I continued our sightseeing trip through Bavaria in 1984, and “Schloss Linderhof” or “Linderhof Palace” was the next stop on our scenic tour.
Schloss Linderhof is a small and “personal” palace, surrounded by beautiful formal gardens – west of Ettal, which is north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
The formal gardens alone at Schloss Linderhof are worth the reason to visit – and the beautiful palace is a bonus on top of that.
Schloss Linderhof has amazing details and is beautifully decorated, but it is a small palace with a simple floorplan – with furnishings fit for a King.
I’ve taken this picture of the fountain in front of Schloss Linderhof from an upstairs window, looking towards the extensive gardens and statues.
One thing that makes the formal gardens at Schloss Linderhof so special, is the fact that the palace is set in a rural location where forests surround the entire “park” – giving everything a natural feel; this picture is of the “Cascade with the Neptune Fountain and Music Pavilion.”
Schloss Linderhof’s formal gardens are a mixture of styles from around Europe and England, and are filled with fountains, statues, garden structures and individual buildings – all fit for a King of course.
This beautiful golden angel is the centerpiece feature of one of Schloss Linderhof’s many fountains.
Here is Cupid shooting his love arrow into the sky, from the center of yet another fountain in Schloss Linderhof’s formal gardens.
This Cherub with a pair of fantasy fish are part of still another fountain in Schloss Linderhof’s formal gardens.
This small building set in the formal gardens of Schloss Linderhof, is called the, “Moorish Kiosk;” originally built for the Paris World Exhibition in 1867 and later purchased and brought here.
Another view of the “Moorish Kiosk” glistening on an overcast day at Schloss Linderhof – inside is a “peacock throne.”
A close up of the detailed exterior of the “Moorish Kiosk;” set in the extensive formal gardens of Schloss Linderhof – which are full of surprises around every hedge and fountain in the entire park like setting.