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The large cloister

Kloster Ettal church




Moroccan House

Inside the Moroccan House

The old royal hunting lodge




Side of the palace







Inside the Moorish Kiosk

The Moorish Kiosk

Linderhof Palace

The pool infront of the palace








We had intended to go up the mountains again but after a very heavy rain storm overnight with hail and high winds we woke up to very misty conditions so our plans changed.

We decided we would head to Oberammergau but after stopping at the small village of Ettal our plans changed once again.

In Ettal we found Kloster Ettal which dominated the village. The church and cloisters seen today were built between 1744 and 1753 by Joseph Schmuzer. . The place was enormous. Looking inside the church the frescoes were quite breathtaking but over the top for Tony’s taste (his Methodist upbringing).

From the village we headed to Schloss Linderhof about 11km along a narrow but pretty valley. We discovered we could explore the park and gardens of the palace free and only needed a ticket to visit the interior of the palace.

The Schloss Linderhof is another one of “Mad” Ludwig II’s palaces. This was his attempt to recreate the palace and gardens of Versailles. The site on which the palace stands was originally a royal hunting lodge of Ludwig’s father However the King had the lodge moved so he could build his palace and extensive gardens with its many fountains He also had a number of smaller temples or houses built such as the Temple of Venus, and the Moroccan House.

Exploring the ornate gardens and buildings was a real pleasure with different perspectives of the palace and the surrounding countryside. We could see why he chose this spot for this palace. We lost count on the number of fountains in the garden.

By the time we had finished exploring the palace it was too late to visit Oberammergau so we headed back to base.

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