This is another of Ludwig II's castles (castle, palace, tomato, tom-ah-to). It's a wee bit of a thing, a mere 5,000 sq. ft. But it is magnificent. It's so heavily ornate it's like Rococo him/herself vomited glittery gilt and satin finery all over the joint. It's set in a valley that screams 'quaint' and 'lovely.'
It has a trapdoor in the Royal Dining room that allows the table to be lowered to the kitchen, piled with food, then raised up again. Ludwig had a lot of theater friends (his castle at Neuschwanstein was initially designed by a theatrical set designer, not an architect), so it makes sense that his castle would reflect his taste.
He was also a great admirer of Louis XIV (Louie Quatorze) of France and has numerous decorations and objects that deify the Sun King.
Linderhof Palace was named after a lime tree that grows on the property. Linder = lime in German.
Anyway, the kitchen is NOT on the tour so I had to take pictures through the window like a creepy peeping tom.
It's a cozy, well lighted kitchen. Large stove resembling an Aga range. It looks like each burner has a 'set' temp so pots are moved from high heat to low as needed.
Unfortunately, you can't see the trap door that lowers the dining table.
Next: Amalienburg, a little hunting shack on the grounds of Nymhenburg Castle in Munich proper.