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Herrenchiemsee New Palace by ThomasUttich

In 1873 King Ludwig II of Bavaria acquired the Herreninsel as the location for his Royal Palace 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.

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Ice Castle Reflection by LarsKrux

The Muskau park with it’s castle is the largest and one of the most famous English gardens in the heart of Europe.

The lake appears to be frozen, but it isn’t. The photo was shot on a warm spring day (25°C/77°F)

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