A lake with islands, mountains and lots of culture
Biggest lake in Bavaria and a holiday paradise
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.more
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.more
Seestrabe 104, Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, 83209, Germany
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Harrasser Strasse 49, Prien Am Chiemsee, 83209, de
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Bernauer Strasse 3, Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, 83209, Germany
Good for: Couples
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.
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.more
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...more
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.
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.
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...more
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.more