Photographer's Note

Bavaria's King Ludwig II built this grotto behind his castle Linderhof. Construction began December 15th 1875 and was finished in the year 1877.

It was built as the theme for Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser". The grotto was constructed using iron, and cement.

It included a "rainbow-projection machine" and a wave generator to make the experience for the king perfect. It also is considered to be the first place in Bavaria to use electricity as it had 24 generators producing power for the lighting. Even in the summer, the grotto has been heated using up to seven ovens.

Today's grotto is not quite as romantic, as it's not heated anymore and the rainbow and wave generators are not in use anymore.

Castle Linderhof is the smallest of King Ludwig's and the only one that has been finished within his lifetime and adding up all the time spent in this castle, he used it for about 8 years.

Bring your tripod for pictures of the iluminated artificial stalactites and stalagmites.

I've got another photo of the grotto online now.

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