- Linderhof and Oberammergau day tour from Munich
- 2-hour visit to King Ludwig's Linderhof hunting lodge
- Extended visit to see Linderhof's grotto and the Moorish pavilion
- Sightseeing and shopping in Oberammergau, famous site of the Passion Play
- Professional guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
It's the only tour that allows you plenty of time to stroll around the Rococo-style Linderhof Castle's enchanting grotto. And in Oberammergau, you'll be blown away by the intricate paintings on the houses.
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What You Can Expect
You will then travel to Oberammergau, world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses (Luftl-paintings) and Passion Play. During the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the people of Oberammergau swore an oath to perform the "Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years. This tradition has been preserved since then, and the next Passion Play will be performed in 2020.
You will have time for sightseeing and shopping in Oberammergau, before returning to Munich.
THIS WAS A GREEAT TRIP
A real treat. The Linderhof Castle was great to see. So unlike King Ludwig II's other castles. Beautiful grounds and other amenities. Oberammergau was delightful. Not enough time to explore it however. Also we were there on a Sunday so most of the stores and shops were closed. Very picturesque.
This started off oddly as the Linderhof tour was grouped on the same bus as those going to the Zugspitze, and there were two guides on the tour. At first we dropped the Zugspitze group at a monastery and headed to Linderhoff. We had the most wonderful guide named Uta. If you can get her on your tour, do it. She is not only a very sweet person, she is extremely knowledgeable about everything related to the tour. She made me actually feel like I was getting historical information and stories about where I was going and prepared us nicely for the trip. Despite her being older she climbed with us to the Grotto at Linderhof and the Moorish Pavillion. Obviously, if you combined the Linderhof with Neuschwanstein you missed the Moorish Pavilllion and Grotto. It was worth seeing those, particularly the Grotto. And just having the time to walk the grounds and get great shots of Linderhof from above. Highly recommended.
The day did not begin well. It seems that although the company take bookings from Viator they also use Hotel Concierges to sell tickets up to the night before with the result that they do not know how many people will be taking any tour until they turn up.
The result being those of us going to Linderhof and not up the Mountain were turfed off the coach and had to wait for a second coach which took some time - and even then we had to rendezvous with the first coach to drop off and later collect other folks going up the Mountain.
Access to Linderhof is only by guided tour - it's good but quite brief - and no photos are allowed which is a shame when modern technology doesn't require flash. The Grotto is a steep walk but well worth seeing and despite the long delays in the morning we did get three full hours at Linderhof enough to see gardens, shop and get a snack.
The downside was we only got about 20 minutes in Oberammeragu and since the coach park is a few minutes walk from the high street this was barely enough time to snatch a photo and an ice cream. No time to explore the town because we still had to meet up with the other coach to take those people back to Munich.
Our guide was kind and helpful, the problem was obviously the company's doing and not hers, she did her best and gave us a free bottle of water as an apology for the inconvenience but I disliked the way the company lumped two trips together - I had paid for my excursion and was not happy tofind myself at the beck and call of another group.