The King’s House on the Schachen is just like King Ludwig II of Bavaria. No idea was too crazy for the King who had this beautiful castle built in 1860 in the form of a Swiss Chalet on the Schachen- in the tranquillity of the mountains and directly beneath Mount Dreitorspitze in the Wetterstein Mountains.
The façade of the castle was kept surprisingly simple. The luxurious “Moorish Courtroom”, which occupies the whole of the top floor of the building, lies in stark contrast to the castle's plain exterior. The luxurious “Moorish Courtroom”, which occupies the whole of the top floor of the building, lies in stark contrast to the castle's plain exterior. Here a world of red, gold and blue awaits you. It was here in the Turkish courtroom, which is equipped with divans and a central indoor fountain that the King chose to celebrate his birthday each year in Alpine seclusion.
Nearby you can find a beautiful botanical garden with approx. 1,500 different Alpine plants and flowers. The garden is really special, particularly because of the high altitude.
Linderhof Castle, at the foot of the Ammer Mountains, manages to surpass all of the other castles of the “fairy-tale king” both in terms of architecture and gardens. Behind the “Royal Villa” the opulent castle interior wallows in the style of the second Rococo. The castle's appeal also owed to the artfully laid out, 50 hectare landscape garden, with its terraces and waterfalls. The visual centrepiece is a gilded fountain, with a 30m high water jet. Other attractions in the park: the “Little Royal House”, the old Royal Linden Tree, the Moorish Kiosk with Peacock Throne, the Moroccan House and the man-made grotto, which has an “Open Sesame” rock face. This stalactite cave can be lit and heated electrically – magical!