Herrenchiemsee New Palace, #Bavaria #germany “In 1873 #KingLudwigII of Bavaria acquired the Herreninsel as the location for his #RoyalPalace of Herrenchiemsee (New Palace). Modelled on Versailles, this #palace was built as a "Temple of Fame" for King Louis XIV of France, whom the Bavarian #monarch fervently admired.
The actual building of this "#Bavarian Versailles", which was begun in 1878 from plans by Georg Dollmann, was preceded by a total of 13 planning stages. When Ludwig II died in 1886 the palace was still incomplete, and sections of it were later demolished.
The highlights of the large #staterooms are the State Staircase, the State Bedroom and the Great Hall of Mirrors. The king's own rooms were in the intimate Small Apartment, designed in the French #rococo #style.
In 1876 Court Garden Director Carl von Effner completed the plans for a large garden resembling that of Versailles. When the king died, only the sections along the main axis with their famous fountains and waterworks had been completed.”