Bavaria: The Land of Fairytale Palaces And Castles


The German state of Bavaria is the land of romantic castles, enchanting forests and majestic mountains. These medieval castles are the pride of Bavaria and a true honey-pot for heritage lovers.

Some of the buildings are over 1,000 years old due to the region’s political importance with the Holy Roman Empire. However, the most famous and modern castles are the work of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

From the late 1870s, King Ludwig II set out on an unusual spree of building palaces and castles. Today, his fairytale palaces are known and loved all over the world.

Find below the details on some of the most beautiful palaces and castles in Bavaria.


Neuschwanstein Castle

This castle was built between 1869 and 1886 on a cliff against a scenic mountain backdrop.

Würzburg Residenz

A UNESCO world heritage site, this structure was completed in 1780 and is one of the important palaces in Europe.

Linderhof Palace

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The royal villa of King Ludwig II was built between 1870 and 1880. The linden tree, from which the palace takes its name, is now 300 years old.

Herrenchiemsee Palace

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This palace was built as a “Temple of Fame” for King Louis XIV of France, whom Ludwig II avidly admired.

Hohenschwangau Castle

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Built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, this castle was one of the summer residences for the Bavarian royal family.

Schleissheim Palace

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Schleissheim palace complex was founded by Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria. It consists of three palaces in a grand baroque park.