Since the summer of 1886, events had rolled over. 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. The deceased monarch, who was revered and loved by the Bavarian people, had still not been memorialized. Only Ludwig's mother, Queen Marie, had a funeral lamp built in 1887 - one year after his death - above the place where he breathed out his life. Its light shone lonely on the Starnberg Lake, which Ludwig loved so much. But was this a worthy monument to a fairy tale king?
March 18, 2018
To commemorate the anniversary of the death of King Ludwig II, the votive chapel was built from 1896 to 1900 above the place where the regent was found dead. A wooden cross marks the spot in the lake.
Every year on the Sunday after June 13th, the day of death, there is a memorial service at the votive chapel.
From Berg, the St. Ludwig Memorial Chapel can be easily reached in around 15 minutes. The wonderful view of Lake Starnberg invites you to linger.
April 9, 2019
"I want to remain an eternal mystery", said King Ludwig II. And indeed: What really happened here on the evening of June 13th, 1886, remains a secret.
But one thing is certain: the lake at that point is only waist-deep and warm in summer, so drowning is highly unlikely.
Definitely a nice place to philosophize about it.
May 15, 2020
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