Lion Statue, Schloss Linderhof

Lion statue at Schloss Linderhof

Lion statue at Schloss Linderhof

Lions are a common sight in every art form in Bavaria. This area’s history with lions started very early. Henry the Lion, duke of Bavaria and Saxony, founded Munich in 1158. The Wittelsbach family lived in Munich and had four lion statues guarding the entrances. For centuries lions have been featured on many heraldic crests because of their royalty, courage and strength.

This lion is a statue at the base of the terrace section of the gardens of Schloss Linderhof in Germany. This picture was taken during my 2014 LutherTour trip.

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