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Linderhof Palace – Ludwig II's highest flight of fancy.

Of the three palaces that Ludwig II actually had built, Linderhof Palace is the most inspired. A triumph of splendour and extravagance, it lies in the secluded Graswang valley.

King Ludwig II of Bavaria's fairytale palace at Linderhof is the only one he lived to see completed and the one in which he stayed more than anywhere else. Set in the Graswang valley, this world of fantasy and flamboyance includes an illuminated artificial grotto surrounding a small lake. On it bobs a shell-shaped boat and there are garlands of flowers everywhere. A romantic, allegoric painting is daubed on a rock face. 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. 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. Also worth checking out are the violin-making museum in Mittenwald and Gasteig arts centre on Lake Ammersee, around 80 kilometres north of Linderhof Palace.

The premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on May 16, 2020.

A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat - so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. It is considered one of the most important religious and cultural events in Germany.

Over 2000 participants present the story of Jesus of Nazareth to the ears and eyes of the audience in a five-hour performance on the imposing open-air stage. The theater seats 4,500 and is the world's largest open-air stage with covered auditorium. Since 1634, the Oberammergauers have been playing with great devotion the story of Jesus whose message over 2000 years gives many people hope and strength. The play covers the period of Jesus entering Jerusalem and continues up to his death on the Cross and his resurrection. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 450,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. 

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16.05.2020 - 04.10.2020

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Passionsspiele Oberammergau
Othmar-Weis-Straße 1
82487 Oberammergau


Eigenbetrieb Oberammergau Kultur
Ludwig-Thoma-Str. 10
82487 Oberammergau
Fon: 08822 - 949 88 77
Fax: 08822 - 949 88 56

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