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The Palace seen from the gardens

The front view of the Palace at Herrenchiemsee showing the Fama fountain and the lawns. Only a few rooms are finished but those that are are sumptuous to say the least. Gold leaf covers much of the hand carved woodwork and the faux marble in the Grand South Stair was more expensive than true marble. The king's dining room features an elevator to raise and lower his dining table so that he would not be disturbed by footmen. The hall of mirrors, copied from Versailles, is about 25 feet longer, slightly wider and 2 feet higher and is lit by 33 chandeliers and 44 candelabra.

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Last Updated: July 07, 2012
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