Hundreds of castles and ruins are located all over Bavaria. With a brief overview and a selection of the most famous castles and museums we show you numerous sights that you should not miss if you are in Munich. With some their appearance and setting is very impressive, others their historical value and others again the collections which now are housed in their museums. The Platzl Hotel Munich would be glad to help your planning for a visit to each of the sights mentioned below.
The Castles of King Ludwig II
The various castles of King Ludwig II attract countless visitors from all over the world since decades. On the occasion of the “blue year” they offer numerous special events.
The Neuschwanstein castle in Füssen was built in 1868 in picturesque mountain scenery and symbolizes King Ludwig II vision of a kingdom!
An overview of the special events of Castle Neuschwanstein on the occasion of the “Blue Year” is available here. You can visit the castle daily.
On an island in Lake Chiemsee, the “Bavarian sea”, the Herrenchiemsee New Palace was built in 1878 for King Ludwig XIV as a reflection of Versailles and should be a “Temple of Fame”.
An overview of the special events of the Herrenchiemsee New Palace in occasion of the “Blue Year” is available here. You can visit the Castle only with a guide.
The Castle and the Park Linderhof were built by King Ludwig II in the 18th Century. The Moroccan House brought a piece of the Orient to Bavaria and was one of the favorite residences of the king.
An overview of the special events of Castle Linderhof on the occasion of the “Blue Year” is available here. You can visit the Castle only with a guide.
The Nymphenburg Castle and Park in Munich were built in the 17th Century. King Ludwig II was born at this place in the year 1845!
An overview of the special events of the Nymphenburg Castle on the occasion of the “Blue Year” is available here. You can visit the castle daily.
Museums and Exhibitions
Numerous museums and exhibitions devote themselves to the “Blue Year” and its history on the occasion of the 125th death anniversary of King Ludwig II.
Follow the footsteps of the king and discover the special relationship of the king to Oberammergau.
“If Ludwig II has known – his royal retreats”
Discover and explore the story of Empress Sissi and Ludwig II.
The Bavarian National Exhibition at Herreninsel
Twilight of the Gods. King Ludwig II
Find out how Ludwig became king, how it happened that he had to go to war, why he was “demoted” and had to obey the German Kaiser, how he shaped the industrial age as a “fairy tale king” and how he gradually became a legend.
For the first time the still not finished Herrenchiemsee New Palace opens its doors to the public for this exhibition.
Bavarian State Library in Munich
“King Ludwig II and the Bavarian State Library”
Get known to the “private” King Ludwig II during a visit of this exhibition in the Bavarian State Library. Private written manuscripts of the King, autographs, books, photographs and more allow a fascinating look “behind the scenes” of the life of the king.