Chiemsee: the sea of Bavaria
The region surrounding Lake Chiemsee and the Alps in the south of Germany is uniquely beautiful. So it is small wonder that each year visitors from near and far flock to this amazing holiday region nestling between the world famous cities of Salzburg and Munich. Covering some 80 square kilometres, Lake Chiemsee is the largest of all the lakes in Bavaria making it easy to understand why it has earned itself the nickname of the "Sea of Bavaria". From culture to nature, walking to cycling, for young and old – there is plenty to do in and on Lake Chiemsee, in the Chiemgau Alps, in the beautiful hotels, the Bavarian inns or whilst holidaying on one of the region’s many farms.
Lake Chiemsee’s islands
Chiemgau’s most famous attraction – the Herrenchiemsee Palace - is located on the Herren island. The palace was built by King Ludwig II. of Bavaria between 1878 and 1885 in the style of the palace at Versailles. It was however left unfinished. The surrounding parklands contain both gardens and fountains with the highlight being the system of fountains comprising the Latona, Fama and Fortuna fountains. Tours of the Herrenchiemsee Palace, the King Ludwig II. museum are available all year round, as are tours of the museum in the former Augustinian monastery where in 1948 the constitutional assembly for the establishing of the Grundgesetz (constitution) of the Federal Republic of Germany was held.
All attractions are open daily except on 1. January, Shrove Tuesday, 24., 25. and 31. December. Only guided tours of the palace are permitted. These run continuously and take approximately 30-35 minutes.
A combined ticket for both islands (New palace, King Ludwig II. museum, museum and gallery in the Augustinian monastery) costs 7,- € adults, 6,- € concessions. Free admission to children under 18.
Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Herrenchiemsee, Altes Schloss 3, 83209 Herrenchiemsee
Tel.: 08051 /6887-100, Fax: +49 08051/6887-99, e-mail: email@example.com, www.herren-chiemsee.de
Chiemsee Fraueninsel is an absolute little gem of peace and tranquillity free from irksome noise of traffic. Visitors come to the Fraueninsel for its culture and the nature. The convent which was founded in the 8th century is still occupied by Benedictine nuns today. The romantic fishing village on the island and the wide variety of places to eat draw many visitors all year round. After a gentle stroll around the island’s idyllic fishing village a glass or two in one of the beer gardens is a tempting prospect. Chiemsee Schifffahrt runs boat trips to the islands all year round from the villages of Prien or Gstadt.
The minster on the Fraueninsel has at its centre a triple-nave Romanesque basilica which over the years has undergone considerable alterations particularly to the interior. The so-called Campanile – a solid free-standing bell tower is seen as being a landmark of Chiemgau.
Tours available at any time.
From lakeshore to mountain summit
Four-man gondolas take just 14 minutes to whisk you to the 1,500 m high summit of the Kampenwand from where you can enjoy stunning views of Lake Chiemsee and the central Alps. With a bit of luck you might even be able to watch the hanggliders as they launch themselves off the summit.
Vrijetijdstips Ferienregion Chiemsee
Contact Ferienregion Chiemsee
Chiemsee Tourismus e.V.&Co.KG
Felden 10, DE-83233 Bernau a. Chiemsee
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