Exploring the area around Garmisch, we recently took a hike from Garmisch-Partenkirchen up to the
King's House on the Schachen Address
Please note The King's House is only accessible on foot by means of a walk of 3-4 hours!
Hiking Trail and info to Haus Schachen
Behind the Wettersteinalm impresses the Hochtal "Die Nadel", before you follow the trail to the right to the Schachentor..
The ascend to the Schachentor demands stamina and good hiking boots and good condition are a must!
The view from tyeb Schachentor to the Schachen Haus.The King's House, built from plans by Georg Dollmann in 1869 to 1872 on the Schachen Alp near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, was King Ludwig II's mountain refuge. The wooden post-and-infill structure in the form of a Swiss chalet has five living rooms downstairs with cembra wood panelling and a mixture of stylistic elements.
The whole of the upper floor, however, is taken up by the "Turkish Hall".
With its coloured glass windows, opulently embroidered textiles, peacock feathers and candelabra it reflects the fascination of the king (King Ludwig II of Bavaria) and his contemporaries with the Orient.