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Königshaus am Schachen (Royal house at Schachen)

From 1870, King Ludwig II had a mountain lodge built in a picturesque location at an altitude of 1866 metres so that he could enjoy the high mountains in complete comfort. To this day, the Königshaus am Schachen (Royal house at Schachen) can only be reached on foot after a hike of several hours. However, it is well worth the effort as it has many a surprise in store. Externally a "Swiss house" made of wood, the layout of the rooms inside is modelled on the floor plan of upper-class French villas of the time. The Swiss pine-panelled living rooms on the ground floor are reminiscent of an Alpine holiday home and do nothing to prepare visitors for what awaits them on the upper floor: a magnificent "Turkish Hall", designed by architect Georg Dollmann based on engravings of an original 18th century palace room, with gilded, richly ornamented walls, stained glass windows and embroidered divans surrounding a central fountain. The enthusiasm for the Orient in the 19th century gave rise to many spatial creations. But this room - in the middle of the high mountains - is unique and probably only imaginable for King Ludwig II.

Last edited on 27.05.2024

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