Welcome to Chiemsee


The towns of Prien am Chiemsee and, about 5km south, Bernau am Chiemsee (both on the Munich–Salzburg rail line) are good bases for exploring the lake. Of the two towns, Prien is by far the larger and livelier.


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$50.83 Cultural & Theme Tours

Herrenchiemsee Palace Rail Trip from Munich

Escape from Munich to Herreninsel, a tranquil island in Chiemsee Lake that is home to the stunning Herrenchiemsee Palace. Built in the 19th century by King Ludwig II, this royal landmark sits amid picturesque Bavarian scenery of majestic lakes and mountains. With elegant gardens, walkways and ornate interiors of gold, glass and porcelain, this palace reflects pure opulence. Some even say that many of its features, like the vast Hall of Mirrors, surpass that of the Palace of Versailles.The grand architecture of Herrenchiemsee was a pinnacle of King Ludwig's mad ambitions of building fairy-tale palaces in Bavaria. His eccentric and troubled personality is exemplified through the celebrated elevated dining table, which could be lowered through the floor to the kitchen below so that the reclusive king did not have to see his servants. The palace is currently running a Bavarian State Exhibition, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into King Ludwig II's time there. Entrance fees to the palace and the exhibition are not included. A supplement of eight euros (per person) is payable direct. Not included in the price and payable direct is also the cost of the boat journey, approx. eleven euros (per person). This train and boat trip from Munich includes another Chiemsee island destination – the petite island of Fraueninsel, with origins dating back 1,300 years. You will have free time to explore both islands and indulge in their rich history.On this complete day trip by train, you will have one of the most unique and breathtaking experiences in Germany.

$1386.20 Private & Custom Tours

Day excursion to Chiemsee from Munich

Your guide and separate driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9 am and take you to the Chiemsee which is one of the most beautiful lakes surrounding Munich. Your guide will take you on the public ferry to Frauenchiemsee where you can have a quick walk around the idyllic island with an old monastery and a beautiful garden café. Then continue by boat to Herrenchiemsee where you will visit (after a 20-minute walk, or a horse-drawn carriage ride) the last of Kind Ludwig's castles, the one he modeled after Versailles, but never succeeded in finishing. Nevetheless it is a quite impressive structure. Please be prepared to pay Euro 30 per person for ferry and entry fee. On your return to Munich, another stop is possible (drinks and meals not included!).

$669.99 Private & Custom Tours

Private King Ludwig Tour to Herrenchiemsee Castle from Salzburg

After picking you up from your hotel, or any other agreed pickup point within the city area of Salzburg we will drive you in our comfortable vehicle to Bavaria and continue the drive to the Chiemsee, one of the biggest lakes in Bavaria with two islands (the men's and the female's island). On the man's island you will enjoy the palace of Herrenchiemsee where you will see the palace of Herrenchiemsee (King Ludwig wanted to create here a copy of the palace of Versailles) the King Ludwig's palace. During the 6h tour you will enjoy the area of Herrenchiemsee, the island and take a boat ride back. During the 8h tour you will have the possibility to visit also the female's island and see the town of Traunstein, Reit im Winkl and drive by the village of Bad Reichenhall. On the way back we will show you the Bavarian mountains, the nice valleys, nature, rivers and lakes and bring you back to the city of Salzburg.

$83.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Herenchiemsee Palace Tour

Our team is very professional, with experience, and also funny and creative. We focus every Tour to the especific interest of every tourist.Our passions are art, arquitecture, history, traditions, cultural diferences in every region, food…The Herrenchiemsee Palace Tour starts everyday at 9am in the meeting point.The Tour consists to the visit of Herreninsel or Herren island with the New Palace and the Old Palace.The Palace is an island that is inside of a lake the Chiemsee lake.The will speak about architecture, the life and death of Ludwig II of Bavaria the crazy king.A visit with history, architecture, and much more.