Must see attractions in Chiemsee

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    Schloss Herrenchiemsee

    An island just 1.5km across the Chiemsee from Prien, Herreninsel is home to Ludwig II’s Versailles-inspired castle. Begun in 1878, it was never intended as a residence, but as a homage to absolutist monarchy, as epitomised by Ludwig’s hero, Louis XIV. Ludwig spent only 10 days here and even then was rarely seen, preferring to read at night and sleep all day. The palace is typical of Ludwig’s creations, its design the product of his romantic obsessions and unfettered imagination.

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    Fraueninsel

    A third of this tiny island is occupied by Frauenwörth Abbey, founded in the late 8th century, making it one of the oldest abbeys in Bavaria. The 10th-century church, whose free-standing campanile sports a distinctive onion-dome top (11th century), is worth a visit. Opposite the church is the AD 860 Carolingian Torhalle. It houses medieval objets d’art, sculpture and changing exhibitions of regional paintings from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

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    Frauenwörth Abbey

    Founded in the late 8th century, this is one of the oldest abbeys in Bavaria. The 45-minute tours are in German only.

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    Torhalle

    The austerely romanesque Carolingian Torhalle built in AD 860 houses medieval objets d'art, sculpture and changing exhibitions of regional paintings from the 18th to the 20th centuries.