The only finished to the end castle of «the fairy king" is Linderhof.
Swan was the symbol of all king Ludwig’s castles.
So do not surprise if you see these birds near the castles; Swan is also depicted on the coats of arms.
The castle is situated in 30 km from the city Garmisch Partenkirchen, it is nearly 45-55 km from Schwangau, it is closer in a straight line;) from Bad Reichenhall it is 179 km(2 h 15 minutes).
This castle is the smallest, but as for me it is the cosiest and the most festive.
The photo is from the official website of the castle: Linderhof
As in all king Ludwig’s castles it is prohibited to take photos. We were in the castle in 2011, there was no audio guide in English language, there were the stands with folders/files and there were explanations in Russian. If the weather lets, you should come here on the whole day, there is a wonderful park with fountains near the castle,where it is a pleasure to walk
and if it is 2021 year, you should definitely visit the grotto, it is a mysterious and very interesting place! Unfortunately, it is on the restoration until 2021,
I have a photo from the grotto.There is a Moorish house, but we didn't get to it…
Address: Linderhof 10, 82488 Ettal
The castle works from 16th October to March from 10 until 16 o'clock, from March to October - from 9 until 18 o'clock. The ticket is 8, 5 euros. Here in the box offices you can buy the ticket "Royal castles", which gives you an opportunity to visit castles Neuschwanstein+Linderhof+Herrenchiemsee during half a year, it costs
The parking near the castle is 2, 5 euros without time limit. Pay attention to that in the areas of the castle to the water patio, in the box office zone and in the beer garden there is free Wi-Fi.
The park around the king Ludwig’s II palace was made by Carl Effner in 1880s and reflects the king's love to all French. The flowerbeds in the parterre are made in the form of a Bourbon Lily, the West and East parterres have busts of Louis XIV and Louis XVI. Water cascades fall from steep terraced slopes. The Venus grotto has an underground lake, and the setting depicts the first act of Wagner's Opera "Tannhauser". Ludwig bought a Moorish pavilion from a Berlin railway magnate and installed it in his garden.
The guide book by Thomas Cook "Bavaria and Munich".
A little advice: when you go for a walk to this castle take a raincoat with you. There are mountains around the castle. We were walking, enjoying the air, nature, the beauty and a cloud appeared from behind the nearest mountain. Then another...and another cloud...In 10 minutes the sky was fully closed with clouds, we had one umbrella (they are heavy, and there's the sun in the sky, we didn't want to carry umbrellas;), so we had to declare an evacuation and run to the parking lot... Exactly to run, and we had a pram))) If we had raincoats, we would not have such problems!