Herrenchiemsee Palace is the most luxurious of the fairytale castles of the Bavarian king Louis II, which has become the "swan song" of a genius romantic who has not been understood by the world. On the excursion, you will get to know the life of the monarch seeking solitude, see unusual fountains and sculptures in the magnificent park, taste the delicacies of Bavarian cuisine and enjoy the extraordinary nature of the island of Herreninsel. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 4 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 per 1 review € 250 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
The embodied desire of the king to build Versailles on Bavarian soil surpassed the "model" in splendor. The halls are much more spacious, the offices are more luxurious. The spirit of French absolutism is everywhere. The palace is located on the island of the largest Bavarian lake, Chiemsee, surrounded by water and mountains. Seeking solitude, Louis could not find a better place for a castle than the island of Herreninsel ("male island"), which was deserted after the departure of the monks. The road to Herrenchiemsee Palace by car amidst lush Bavarian nature and then by boat through the emerald waters of the lake is a delightful journey in itself.
With an entrance ticket to the palace, you can also visit the Louis II Museum located right there with unique exhibits: the king's baptismal shirt, his photographs, portraits, original furniture from the Munich residence and models of the “crazy” projects of the fairy king.
Fountains and sculptures in the park are another reason to immerse yourself in the fantasies of Louis II: mythological characters, gods, dragons, half-humans, half-amber. In hidden corners of the park, you can find the remnants of a railway that brought building materials to the center of the island, and nature lovers can feed wild deer right from their hands.
On the territory of the island there is also the Museum of the Augustinian Monastery and the Museum of the Constitution (it was here in 1948 that the convention on the development of the Federal Republic of Germany's constitution was held). If you wish, you can dine right there. The family restaurant, opened in a former monastery, offers regional cuisine: Obatzda cheese pate, liver dumpling soup, white sausages, Herrenchiemse fish platter or King Louis II grill for two. The beer of the historic brewer, schnapps from fruits grown on the island, and herbal liqueurs from the distillery of the neighboring Benedictine convent for women. Special Bavarian whiskey and airy desserts, I am sure, will delight you separately.
If you wish, we will go to the neighboring “female island” - Fraueninsel, where the Benedictine convent has been operating for more than 1300 years. Here, following a long-standing monastic tradition, novices make original marzipan of unusual shapes: fish, flowers, island motifs or gingerbread, the recipe of which contains only the best ingredients: almonds, walnuts, honey, flour and spices. These and other gifts and souvenirs can be bought in the monastery shop or, wandering along the coast, visit the authentic pottery or glass-blowing shops of local craftsmen.
What awaits you
The price includes the services of a guide from the moment of meeting. Meeting point and start of excursion: pier, Prien on Chiemse
It is possible to conduct an excursion from Munich or the surrounding area on a comfortable car / minibus licensed for the transportation of passengers. Meeting point: by agreement, usually from your hotel. Price from 450 euros, the tour price includes: excursion support from the moment of meeting, driver and car services for a group of 2 people. With an increase in the number of participants, the price is agreed additionally and does not necessarily increase.
- The tour will be led by one of our team's professional guides.
- Tickets for the boat and the palace for tourists are paid additionally on the spot: about 8 euros per boat; 10 euros to the palace for each adult. For children under 18, the entrance to the palace is free!
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.