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#2241 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 fountain periodically shoots water nearly 30 meters (100 ft) high in the air. The terrace gardens form the southern part of the park and correspond to the cascade in the north. 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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