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our guide Monica was amazing !! so much knowledge and very lovely.
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.
Time spent in Oberammergau was too short due to traffic getting there. Tours should be lengthened for days that traditionally have heavy traffic so that you have enough time to spend in Oberammergau.
A very good trip even though it rained. It was combined with a trip to the mountains, which meant we had to pick up people from a different destination when perhaps we could have spent longer in Oberammergau.
Oberammergau has many neat wood carving shops. Very popular Bavarian trade, very expensive too but they do some pretty fantastic work. The Linderhof castle is the smallest but still neat to see and is on very pretty grounds. You can walk around the grotto and have a nice relaxing day. Beware of tours that charge extra for the entrance to the castles and even overcharge from the rate you'd pay if you walked up and bought them yourself when you got there. They keep from 1-3 euro on top of what you've already paid for the tour.
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.
Linderhof is magic. It is set in a magic landscape. The wonderful sights were spoiled to some degree by a badly organised tour. Firstly it was bilingual. A group of apparently tipsy German women reacted very badly to that. The screamed outrage by one of the guides had no effect on their ill manners. Secondly it was combined with a second tour. Reconnecting with the other group added hours to the trip, especially when the other guider lost five guests who were never found. The guides felt obliged to talk non-stop even when there was nothing to look at. One even told a pointless joke.
Go to see Linderhof but find another way.
Local company cancelled the trip since they thought not enough people showed up which was very disappointing. Viator did refund my money though.
We had to retake this tour to get to see all of Linderhof Castle. The time in Oberammergau was much too short, and most of the shops were closed.