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#2238 Wasserparterre (Water Parterre) at Schloss Linderhof - Ettal (Germany)

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The Wasserparterre (Water Parterre) in front of Schloss Linderhof is dominated by a large basin with the gilt fountain group "Flora and Puttos".
The three terraces on the slope known as the "Linderbichl" were designed in the Italianate garden style. On the landing of the first flight there is the "Naiad fountain" consisting of three basins and the sculptures of water nymphs. In the middle arch of the niche you see the bust of
Marie Antoinette of France. These gardens are crowned by a round temple with a statue of Venus
formed after a painting by Antoine Watteau (The Embarkation for Cythera).

You can also see the Linderhof's Linden or the Old "Königslinde" (Royal Linden), a 300-year-old linden tree.
Contrary to common understanding the tree did not give the palace its name. It came from a family called "Linder" that used to
cultivate the farm (in German "Hof") that over centuries had been in the place where now Linderhof Palace is.

Schloss Linderhof (Linderhof Palace) is a "Königliche Villa" (Royal Villa) in southwest Bavaria near Ettal Abbey, Germany.
It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed.

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Matthijs van Wageningen
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