Votivkapelle und Gedenkkreuz König Ludwig II

Votivkapelle und Gedenkkreuz König Ludwig II

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Recommended by 359 out of 399 cyclists


  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Since the summer months of 1886, events had raged. Bavaria had fallen into a state of complete paralysis. The rumors that the king was murdered on the shores of Lake Starnberg near Berg did not stop him. There was still no memorial to the departed monarch who was worshiped and loved by the Bavarian people. Only in 1887, a year after his death, did the mother of Louis, Queen Marie, erect a lamp for the dead above the place where he breathed his life. Lonely, her light shone out on Lake Starnberg, so beloved by Ludwig. But was this a worthy monument to a fairy tale king?

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    • March 18, 2018

  • Klaus

    Definitely worth a visit if you are traveling in the area.

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    • April 19, 2018

  • Till

    Nice location and great view of the lake. It's best to drive around at the top.

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Hardy112

    The votive chapel on the lake was built in honor of King Ludwig II, in this place cross he is said to have taken his own life.

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    • July 12, 2018

  • Klaus KK

    This memorial to King Ludwig II is located in the castle park of Berg above the death place of the king.

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    • June 20, 2019

  • HPT

    The votive chapel in the castle park in Berg was erected in memory of King Ludwig II and inaugurated in 1900 after a 4-year construction period. Below the votive chapel, a simple wooden cross in the shallow shore area of Lake Starnberg still marks the spot where King Ludwig II died on 13 June 1886 under mysterious circumstances.

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    • July 13, 2019

  • Klaus KK

    You should definitely visit this historic place.

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    • August 27, 2019

  • Richard

    Very historical place.

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    • September 22, 2019

  • Mario

    You should have been here at least once if you
    circumnavigating Lake Starnberg.

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    • March 21, 2019

  • Franzl

    I always get goose bumps in this historic place

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    • June 27, 2020

  • Mario

    Here you are not allowed to go to the water.
    After all, it's not a bathing spot.

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Makke

    The chapel is so beautiful ...

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    • August 31, 2019

  • HorstAP

    Set back from the bank into the forest, the votive chapel stands in honor of King Ludwig II. The votive chapel seems to guard a narrow clearing from above where the king was found dead in Lake Starnberg. Seen from the votive chapel, the narrow clearing focuses on the cross in the water.Wikipedia provides further details on the votive chapel:
    The St. Ludwig Memorial Church, built in honor of Ludwig II, is located in the forest above where the body of the king was found in the lake on Pentecost Sunday, June 13, 1886. In 1887, his mother, Queen Marie, donated a death lamp, which was later integrated into the staircase. The prince regent Luitpold laid the foundation stone for the construction of the so-called votive chapel on the 10th anniversary of the king's death in June 1896. Four years later, the church, which was built in the neo-Romanesque style, was inaugurated. It was designed by Julius Hofmann, the former architect of the king's chief building supervisor.

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Peter

    Already said / written everything, can only join me.

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Daniel

    Very devout. For more information just click on the many links from my predecessors 😅👍🏻

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    • September 6, 2020

  • Albrecht

    Cycling or hiking, where the mysterious death of the fairy tale king Ludwig II is remembered.

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    • March 28, 2021

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Location: Starnberg Five-Lake-Region, Starnberg, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


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