Prien am Chiemsee Travel Guide

  • Me in Prien am Chiemsee
    Me in Prien am Chiemsee
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  • Boat dock is the main attraction
    Boat dock is the main attraction
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  • Boat ready for tourists
    Boat ready for tourists
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Prien am Chiemsee Things to Do

  • Get a Boat Ride

    WE did not go into the town, but did see the hospital along the way. The dock is where 95% of the people want to go, I imagine.

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  • Herren Chiemsee

    Located within the Lake of Chiemsee is an excellent but unfinished castle by the famous Ludwig II. Take a ferry to the island and see the palace grounds and the guided tour as well.

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  • Königssee

    10 km long emerald-green mountain lake, considered the pearl of the Berchtesgadener Land. Some of the most magnificent panorama views across all of Bavaria can be found here. To preserve the purity and tranquillity of the water only electrically-powered boats have been allowed on the lake since 1909.

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  • Notice the steam boiler

    After seeing the huge boilers on the monster locomotives in Speyer Tehnik Museum, this looks almost like a toy locomotive, but its steamer boiler is very nice and hidden inside the first cart.

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  • Take a ride in the steam tram

    This green tram is a beauty. It is the original steam tram the town of Priem used to have. Now it's a single line from town center to the pier. Taking a journey with this steam little engine is great, especially for those who did not experienced steam trains before.

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  • Walking in the parks

    There is a very nice walking path around the town. Here you will find many people walking and skating along the lakes edge. The path is well lit at night and make for a romantic walk at night.

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Prien am Chiemsee Hotels

  • Hotel Neuer am See

    Seestrabe 104, Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, 83209, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Reinhart Hotel in Prien am Chiemsee

    Seestrasse 117, Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, 83209, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Bayerischer Hof

    Bernauer Strasse 3, Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, 83209, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Prien am Chiemsee Restaurants

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    by TinKan Written Apr 5, 2003

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    At several of the sidewalk eating places we found some of the best Ice Cream. It was nice to sit and watch the boats come in and out of the port while having a nice German coffee and Ice Cream.

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Prien am Chiemsee Transportation

  • How to get to Herreninsel from Prien

    From Prien/Stock there are regular boats to the Herreninsel. Timetables of the Chiemsee train and the Chiemsee boats can be found on http://www.chiemsee-schifffahrt.de/files/chiemseeschifffahrt/fahrplan02.pdf

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  • Old steam tram

    In Prien you'll find still in use an old steam tram like those that were used around the ent of the XIX century.It connects Prien Railway Station with the harbour from where the ships depart to cruise the lake.Works during weekends and holidays in spring summer. The whole trip takes around 15 minutes (one way) and there are 10 shuttles per day.

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  • Lake Tour

    A scheduled boat service run by Chiemsee Schiffahrt KG allows you to get to Fraueninsel and to Herreninsel from Prien.Boats depart every day of the year and take 15 minutes from Prien to Herreninsel and 10 more minutes from Herreninsel to Fraueninsel. Then they sail to the town of Gstadt and come back.Schedules change depending on season. More info...

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Prien am Chiemsee Tourist Traps

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 2, 2013

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    Pets and smoking are not allowed in any of the buildings of the Herrenchiemsee Palace.
    Dogs must be kept on leads on the island.
    We didn’t know it and Asslan stayed in our car in Prien…
    He didn’t see the Palace and was disappointed as well…
    But when we came back fron Herreninsel we had a very pleasant walk with Asslan along the shore of the lake. It makes me think that Asslan liked Prien very much.

    Prien - Asslan stayed in the car!
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Prien am Chiemsee Sports & Outdoors

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    by TinKan Written Apr 5, 2003

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    There are a few places that will take you out sailing or boating around the lake. We found the prices to be way to high and decided to skip the boating. The lake is very large and loaded with sail boats which looked like it was THE place to be if you wanted to sail.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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Prien am Chiemsee Favorites

  • Prien am Chiemsee

    Prien am Chiemsee is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria. It is situated on the western shore of the Chiemsee lake. We were fortunate to see the Lake Chiemsee when visited Herrenchiemsee in August of 2004. The Chiemsee lake has the square about 80 square kilometers and is situated in foothill area of Bavaria Chimgau. That is why...

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  • Bavaria is my kind of place

    I love Bavaria! From the people, to the food and the place. This is one part of Germany where I can keep coming back to, over and over again, and still find something new to do (or I keep doing what I like doing too). Taking long walk or what they call, "spazieren gehen", through their beautiful forests.

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  • Gateway to Schloß Herrenchiemsee

    This little town is active with tourist all trying to get to the island that has Schloß Herrenchiemsee on it.There are boats that go about every 20 min. so you have time to look around the town and have some food or drinks.

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