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Neues Schloss Herrenchiemsee by Pixelteufel
Neues Schloss Herrenchiemsee by Pixelteufel
Neues Schloss Herrenchiemsee is an elaborate palace that dates back to 1878, built for Ludwig II of Bavaria and modeled after Versailles to stand as a monument to Ludwig’s admiration of King Louis XIV of France. Its great Hall of Mirrors’ ceiling is painted with 25 frescoes showing Louis XIV at his best. The palace features intricate stonework and opulent rooms to create a true Bavarian Versailles. The island, formerly the site of an Augustinian monastery, was purchased by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1873. The king had the premises converted into this incredible new residence. It was the largest, but also the last of his building projects, and remained incomplete. (Herreninsel, Bavaria, Germany)

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