Photo Journal

[Photo Journal] Linderhof Palace in Bavaria


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Schloss Linderhof in Bavaria

Last week, I shared a few photos of Nymphenburg Castle which is situated close to where I lived and did research in Munich. This castle is quite far and required some serious deliberation as to the how-to, the logistics of getting there without getting lost.


After much discussion, we thought of making life easier for us (there were four of us traveling) by just booking The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Trip from Munich with City Discovery, which turned out to be a pretty good decision, overall.


Everything was arranged for us in a very efficient manner – the pick-up point was also not difficult to find, and we didn’t have to queue for the entrance tickets to both Linderhof and Neuschwanstein which can prove to be quite time-consuming, as everything was pre-arranged by the guides (we had to pay separately for the castle entrance tickets though, that wasn’t part of what we paid for online). And yes, that is solid gold you see right there.


The entire palace is truly awe-inspiring. So much to see and take in.


According to this website:

Ludwig II, who was crowned king in 1864, began his building activities in 1867/68 by redesigning his rooms in the Munich Residenz and laying the foundation stone of Neuschwanstein Castle.

I think what intrigued me even more than the history of the castle was the anecdotal information shared to us by our guide on King Ludwig and his highly artistic lifestyle and his various peculiarities and oddities.

With a very close girlfriend (sister from another mother, more like) who flew in from San Francisco to spend time with me in Munich and Madrid.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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