Linderhof Castle

Mad King Ludwig had it pretty well!

I love castles, and I love Germany, so visiting (and photographing) castles in Germany is pretty much guaranteed to get me fired up. This is Linderhof, which we visited back in April when we spent a few days in Bavaria. This is one of several castles that were built for King Ludwig, and I believe this is the one he mostly lived in. The more famous Neuschwanstein wasn't finished during his lifetime. This one is elegant and beautiful, though not really large. It's definitely big enough to live in, just nothing like a Versailles or something. I climbed up the steps into the garden and above the fountain to capture this wide view of the area.