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Herrenchiemsee New Palace Tours

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Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Located on an island on southern Germany’s Lake Chiemsee, Herrenchiemsee New Palace was commissioned in the late 19th-century by Bavarian king, Ludwig II. Designed to echo Versailles and pay homage to Louis XIV, the palace is one of the most lavish royal buildings in Germany. 

The Basics
Herrenchiemsee New Palace is one of three palaces built by Ludwig II—another being the flamboyant Neuschwanstein Castle. View the 20 rococo-style rooms that were completed before Ludwig II’s death on palace-run tours, which typically cover highlights such as the Great Hall of Mirrors and the State Staircase. 

Visit Herrenchiemsee on a coach or rail trip from Munich, which typically also add a visit to the nearby Frauenwörth monastery and alleviate transport worries. Alternatively, opt for a multi-day trip that includes Neuschwanstein. Other options include private full-day tours that promise more personalized attention, and tours from Salzburg that usually combine the palace with Ludwig’s Linderhof palace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Allow about three hours for your visit, which gives enough time for a 30-minute tour, and museum and garden visit.
  • The palace is wheelchair-accessible and also houses a café, restrooms, and a gift shop.
  • Photography is not permitted inside the palace.
How to Get There
Herrenchiemsee sits on Lake Chiemsee’s Herreninsel Island, which is accessed via regular boats from the lakeside town of Prien am Chiemsee. You can reach Prien by car via Autobahn A8 from Munich or Salzburg, or take advantage of regular trains from either city. Parking is available near the boat pier.

When to Get There
Herrenchiemsee is open daily, year-round, apart from on select public holidays. It gets busy during July and August, so if you plan to visit then, arrive early to avoid the main throngs. The palace fountains only operate from May through September. 
 
What Not to Miss at Herrenchiemsee 
On arrival at Herreninsel, most visitors take the scenic 20-minute walk to the palace. Alternatively, between May and September—and depending on availability—you can pay for a horse-and-carriage ride to the entrance. Having toured the palace, take time to explore the Ludwig II Museum, which charts the king’s life before his early death and showcases paintings, photos, personal effects, and royal regalia.
Address: Herrenchiemsee, Chiemsee 83209, Germany
Hours: Opening hours are dependent on boat schedules; learn more at http://www.herrenchiemsee.de/englisch/tourist/opening.htm
Admission: Tickets range from 3 - 20 euros
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Herrenchiemsee Palace Rail Trip from Munich

Herrenchiemsee Palace Rail Trip from Munich

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Escape to the islands of Herreninsel and Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, on this full-day rail trip from Munich. Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Herrenchiemsee Palace, modeled after the Palace of Versailles and one of King Ludwig II’s homes on Herreninsel Island. Then explore the historic Fraueninsel Island, whose origins date back 1,300 years, at leisure. Round-trip train ticket included. Castle admission and boat rides additional.
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Private Herrenchiemsee Castle Tour from Munich with Cruise and Carriage Ride

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Check out the grand Herrenchiemsee Castle on a private day trip from Munich. After traveling to the banks of Lake Chiemsee, you'll cruise across the water to Herrenchiemsee Island where the sprawling castle estate is set. Switch to a horse-drawn carriage to travel in style to the gates, then take a guided tour of the premises and a lunch break before heading back to your Munich hotel.
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Discover the magnificent Chiemsee, including the famous Herrenchiemsee Palace, which is situated on an island and was built in the 19th century by the fairytale king Ludwig II of Bavaria in the style of Versailles. The full day trip starts in the morning, with pick up at your Munich city hotel or private accommodation. Cool drinks and snacks will be waiting for you in a comfortable SUV vehicle. As soon as we have arrived at the beautiful Chiemsee, we will jump on a boat and make our way towards the two picturesque islands - the Herreninsel & Fraueninsel! After arriving on the Herreninsel, we will explore the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace, which was built in 1878 by the fairytale king Ludwig II of Bavaria as a copy of the famous French Versailles. Leaving the bigger island behind, we will continue, of course still by boat, to the next stop - the Fraueninsel! There, we visit the historical Benedictine abbey and stop for a delicious Bavarian lunch in a typical beer garden.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Herrenchiemsee New Palace hours of operation?
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Herrenchiemsee New Palace hours of operation: Opening hours are dependent on boat schedules; learn more at http://www.herrenchiemsee.de/englisch/tourist/opening.htm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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