Castles, Palaces and Stately homes

"An everlasting myth shall I be, to me and to all others……" (Ludwig II.)

In 1886 King Ludiwg II died a mysterious death and it is even to this day an unsolved case. He has left behind a legacy of legendary mystical moments.

Close to Lechbruck he made his dreams come true. Next to the Hohenschwangau Castle (here he spent many a childhood hour) he erected the world’s famous fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein. Just a little bit further away is the stately home "Linderhof". This residence reflects his admiration of France’s legendary Sun King, the oriental world and his love for sagas from medieval times.

Last but not least is the Herrenchiemsee Palace (approx. 2 hours drive away), built on an island in the middle of Lake Chiem. This project was the most costly of them all.


Hohenschwangau
Foto: Gemeinde

Hohenschwangau

During the 12th and 15th century this castle was home to the lords of Schwangau. It was destroyed during the Napoleon wars but re-erected between 1833-37 by King Maximilian II. It then served as his summer residence.

Built in a beautiful landscape the palace interior reflects on work of Moritz von Schwind (painted 1835-1836) telling the German Sage.

This residence is approx.. 25 minutes drive away.


Schloss Neuschwanstein
Foto: Dieter Eider

Neuschwanstein

The world famous fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II was built between 1869 and 1886. Spectacular and pompous rooms throughout the castle filled with wall paintings with scenes from Richard Wagner operas.

If you wish to view the castle during peak periods then we recommend you to reserve tickets in advance. This will avoid long waiting times to purchase the entrance tickets at the cash desk. We, the tourist office will be pleased to assist with reservations.

Just behind the castle is the Marien hanging bridge. Here you have a fantastic view of the Pöllat gorge.

The castle is approx. 25 minutes drive away.


Schloss Linderhof
Foto: Axel Staub

Linderhof

The stately home of Linderhof was built between 1874 and 1884. Beautiful gardens (33 hectors)   with water attractions, romantic out-buildings, blue grotto and Moroccan tea house await your visit.

The stately home of Linderhof is approx. 55 minutes drive away.


Interesting links

Erlebnisreich Schlosspark

Royal Landscape

Millions of years ago melting glaciers formed the rugged, romantic "Allgeuer" landscape. But it took a king to build a castle full of dreams and turn the landscape into a fairy-tale.

Ehrenberg

Ruins

Scattered throughout the country-side, stone upon stone- discover the relics of the past. Each ruin being unique with its own story to tell.

Floßfahrt auf dem Lech

Wooden raft tour

A wonderful experience, one not too miss. The tour is ideal for everyone ranging from the young to the elderly and lasts for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.