The Schachenhaus was built by King Ludwig II.in 1869-1871 and is located 1866 m above sealevel in the Wetterstein Mountains. With its striking architecture and location, the Schachen is one of the most impressive places you can find anywhere in the Alps. The cosmopolitan design celebrates Bavaria on the ground floor and the Kings´imgagination of the Orient and India on the upper floor. It is here, in a world of complexity and contradiction amidst a spectacular mountain scenery, where King Ludwig II. felt free and at home and where he celebrated his birthday every year.