Schloß Herrenchiemsee Travel Guide
Can be busy durring the high season
In a nutshell
Ludwig II.'s Bavarian copy of Versailles on an island in Chiemsee
Schloss-Park - general
The numerous design features of the Herrenchiemsee Palace Park impresses very much. There are 3.5 hectares of lawn, 6.5 hectares of paths, 0.1 hectares of flowerbeds, 2.5 hectares of hedges, 4900 metres of avenue trees and numerous pools and figures.You can watch my 5 min 10...
The Chiemsee lake
The Chiemsee lake has the square about 80 square kilometers and is situated in foothill area of Bavaria Chimgau. That is why it is sometimes named the Bavarian sea. It is located at height of 518 m. Three large islands are available on lake: Herreninsel - man's island,...
King Ludwig II Museum
There is a museum of King Ludwig II in the palace where it is possible to see personal things of the king, to familiarize with his life, to find out about his love to music and theatre.The museum is accommodated in twelve modernized rooms on the ground floor of the south...
This was the place of residence first for King Ludwig when he took control of the island Herrerensel in 1873. He did have it decorated with splendor; but it was not big enough for him, so he moved on to build the New Palace. This Augustinian Monastery has four wings and was...
The inside of the church is small but elegant. The theme looks to be Greek in nature, and date back to 782 as a first church on the island. The buildings were rebuilt in 1728-32 and in 1836, it was changed into a "refuge" for outcast women of sin to be educated. There were...
This is a village with 300 residents on an island of 12 hectares, or 3 acres. It has a monastery on site with a 1200 year old Munster Church, and a Carolinian gatehouse. The main reason people taker the boat to here is to eat and relax in the peaceful setting. The smoked...
The pictures not of quality came from a book-but maybe you get the picture. Ludwig only stayed at the New Palace 10 days total and used the elegant bedroom once. The New Palace was to have 70 room, but only 20 got completed, and some of those not furnished, or done totall.He...
This is part of the theme of Carl von Effner who designed the garden area to be like the Versailles. King Ludwig wanted the fountains of Fama and Fortuna to be symbols of mythology and the sculptures and water effect are fantastic. They go off every 15-20 minutes; so just...
The very large setting of the grounds and fountains were completed for plans in 1876 by CArl von Effner, and to resemble the Versailles grounds. When Ludwig died, only small sections along the main path were complete, but eventually the gardens were copied in detail to the...
Herrenchiemsee Ludwig Museum
This museum is on the right end of the palace, and is open for visiting without a guide. There are 12 rooms to tour that hold valued treasures of King Ludwig and his era. Fee to enter is 5 Euro, or 9,50 Euro with combo ticket to the New Palace rooms, and Old...
This is why you come here. The palace is today still unfinished in some rooms and areas. You can see that in the grand staircase-called Ladder of Envoys, and in the area down under the bedchamber/eating room. Construction began in 1878, after King Ludwig took control of the...
Arriving by car/boat
Take the A8 motorway (Salzburg-Munich), leaving at the Bernau exit to continue to Prien am Chiemsee. This little town is situated on the western coast of the lake. At the roundabout outside Prien follow the signs to the Chiemsee or Konigsschloss. As the Palace is situated on...
Boats to the islands
The only way to get to Herrenensel and Fraueninsel are by boat. Watch the times and which drop off you want. Frauneninsel drops off at one end of the island and picks up at the other; without any warning for the unaware. Most boats leave at Prien and go about every 20-30...
Horse drawn carriages; some actually haywagons rather than more elaborate carriages take people back and forth to the New Palace; about 1 mile ride. The ride cost 4 Euro each, and form some may be the only way to get to the palace since walking could be a trek for the...
NO dogs inside!
Pets and smoking are not allowed in any of the buildings. Dogs must be kept on leads on the island. We didn’t know that and Asslan stayed in our car in Prien…He didn’t see the Palace and was disappointed as well…
NO photo and video inside!
Great disappointment is photo and video forbidden inside the palace. That's why I didn't placed any pic with interior of the palace. It's a pity!If you want to examine interiors go to http://www.herrenchiemsee.de/englisch/n_palace/index.htm
Bernau am Chiemsee
just around the corner, Bernau am Chiemsee is a quaint Town with great recreational facilities and also a wonderful Campground, which I used often over the weekend. right at the lake shore with great swimming, boating, windsurfing possibilities. from Bernau its easy to visit...
A trail approximately 7 km long leads round the island. This will take you on well-shaded paths away from the crowds to interesting lookout points on the island. A walk that is well worthwhile! Ludwig II periodically toyed with the idea of establishing a new kingdom on a...
RIMSTING AM CHIEMSEE
After visiting the Palace, it was time to look for accommodation.We stopped at the Hotel here, no luck, it was full!What I thought was cute, was the Huge Rabbit in the garden, and the carved rabbit seat.
According to the project Ludwig's palace should be larger in sizes than the palace in Versailles. However the French palace was not copied completely. Thus the palace from the very beginning was reflected as a unit.The facade of the palace in sizes is larger than the facade...
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