As a child, King Ludwig II had visited Königshäuschen, his King father’s hunting lodge tucked away in the Bavarian Alps. Five years into his reign, in 1869, King Ludwig began expansion into what he called Schloss Linderhof. The Linder family tended to the farm (in German “hof“) housed on this land centuries before. It was to be the smallest of his palaces – and the only one of which he lived to see completed.
Schloss Linderhof has only 10 rooms, 4 of which were to house servants. Built for one person, it truly was King Ludwig’s retreat from the hustle and bustle of royal life.
The palace offers guided tours in German and in English. Tours last about 25 minutes. No self-guided tours are available. The tour schedule alternates languages so be sure to pay attention this when choosing a time.
Please note: The Venus Grotto is currently closed for restoration until the end of 2024.
Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance but can be done as far out as 6 months
About the Tour
From October 16 to April 14, all park buildings, except the Royal Lodge, are closed
This is the only palace in which you may bring a dog, however, they must be carried
The palace permits dogs on the grounds on a leash
The palace does not allow bulky strollers or large hiking backpacks in the castle – there are lockers available on-site to store larger items
You may not take photos inside the castle
There are wheelchairs and walkers available upon request
The palace has a motorized stair lift available upon request
The Grotto, Hunding’s Hut, and Royal Lodge are wheelchair accessible; you can also see into the Hermitage of Gurnemanz
The Moroccan House and Moorish Kiosk are stairs-only access
April to October 15: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (tickets sold from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
October 16 to March: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (tickets sold from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Christmas Eve/Day, New Year’s Eve/Day, and Shrove Tuesday
Palace and Park Buildings
€8.50 general admission
€7.50 for students with valid ID and those over 65
Park Buildings Only
€5 general admission
€4 for students with valid ID and those over 65
Royal Lodge Only
€2 general admission
€1 for students with valid ID and those over 65
Children under 18 are free – but they still need a ticket
See below for information on combination tickets
In addition to the palace, visitors are able to enjoy the grounds and the Venus Grotto, as well as the Royal Buildings – the Moorish Kiosk, the Moroccan House, Hunding’s Hut, Gurnemanz Hermitage, and the Royal Lodge.
Königsticket (“Kings Ticket”)
Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau (Visit both on the same day)
€25 general admission
€23 for students with valid ID and those over 65
Königsschlösser (“King’s Palaces”)
Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, and Herrenchiemsee (One visit to each within a 6 month period)
€26 per person
Bavarian Palace Administration Options
Visit over forty sites across Bavaria (includes Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee, and Neuschwanstein – does NOT include Hohenschwangau as it is privately managed)