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New Palace of Herrenchiemsee and King Ludwig II Museum
The New Palace of Herrenchiemsee
For King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the French
Sun King Louis XIV was the embodiment of absolute monarchy. In the New Palace of Herrenchiemsee, designed by Georg Dollmann and Julius Hofmann, he fulfilled his long-cherished dream of building a
New Versailles as a symbol of absolutism and an independent creation in the Historicist style. The palace park designed by Carl von Effner also features motifs from Versailles.
In the King Ludwig II-Museum, the story of Ludwig II's life and early death is documented with paintings, busts and historic photographs, as well as memorabilia such as his christening gown and coronation robe.
New Palace Hours: October 4 - October 31: 9:40 am - 5 pm. November-March: 9:40 am - 4 pm. Open daily.
King Ludwig II-Museum Hours: April 1 - October 3: 9 am-6 pm. October 4 - October 31: 10 am-5:45 pm. November - March: 10 am-4:45 pm. Open daily.
Address: Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Herrenchiemsee, 83209 Herrenchiemsee
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