Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Linderhof Palace - Germany

Ludwig II of Bavaria architectural and artistic legacy includes many of Bavaria's most important tourist attractions. Ironically, the very castles which were said to be causing the king’s financial ruin have today become extremely profitable tourist attractions for the Bavarian state. 
Linderhof Palace was the only one Ludwig lived to see completed and the one in which he stayed more than anywhere else.
The 1st of these card is an official card and the 2nd was sent by Irene, who contacted me via the official PC site.

© Fotoverlag HUBER
Linderhof Palace occupies the original site of the Königshäuschen hunting lodge which belonged to Ludwig's father, King Maximilian II. In 1874, Ludwig had the Königshäuschen pulled down and moved to its current location. A vestibule and staircase were added to the royal villa, followed by a hall of mirrors and two tapestry chambers. Like all other state rooms in the palace, it is decorated in the style of the second rococo era. The original wooden exterior was clad with solid stone, which enabled the building to take on the representative character of French palaces and become the focal point of the estate. 

© Fotoverlag HUBER
Linderhof Palace Park is a stunning example of historicist-era landscape gardening. Immediately outside the palace are baroque partitions such as garden and water parterres as well as terraces and cascades arranged in the Italianate Renaissance style. Every year on 24 August fires are lit on the hills surrounding nearby Oberammergau to celebrate the birthday of Bavaria's favourite king. - in: http://www.germany.travel/en/leisure-and-recreation/palaces-parks-gardens/linderhof-palace.html

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