Ludwig II not only left his mark he also played a huge role in the fame of Bavarian buildings with his famous fairytale palaces known and loved the world over. But that's not all: a whole array of famous names from the world of architecture from all epochs through the ages have left a legacy of magnificent buildings across the state for us to enjoy.
See below for information about some of our most beautiful and breathtaking palaces, castles and fortresses.
For further details on each estate please go to the Palace Department website (Bavarian Administration of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes). The website’s interactive map details some 50 sites throughout Bavaria and provides links to each dedicated website.