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From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

1. From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

Spend a lovely day out on a boat exploring the beautiful Chiemsee and its two picturesque islands, the Herreninsel and the Fraueninsel. Known as “the Bavarian Ocean,” Chiemsee is the largest fresh-water lake near Munich. Herreninsel boasts wonderful Herrenchiemsee, a palace built by King Ludwig II in 1878 in the image of Versailles in France. In some respects, however, Herrenchiemsee actually surpasses Versailes – its Hall of Mirrors is a famous example. With its elegant gardens and walkways and the beautiful interiors of gold, glass, and porcelain, the palace is a visually stunning monument to opulence. King Ludwig's difficult personality is reflected in his famous elevated dining table, which was raised and lowered through the floor so the reclusive King did not have to see his servants. This tour gives you the full story of Chiemsee and its islands. You even get the option of touring the interior of the palace. This full day tour is one of the most unique and special touring experiences in Germany.

Day Tour to Herrenchiemsee Palace with Skip-The-Line Tickets

2. Day Tour to Herrenchiemsee Palace with Skip-The-Line Tickets

On the Herreninsel, the largest island in Bavaria's largest lake, the Chiemsee, you will visit one of the most imposing sights in the whole of the state: the grandiose Herrenchiemsee Palace of King Ludwig II, the builder of Neuschwanstein. The palace was built in imitation of the Palace of Versailles build by France's Louis XIV, whom Ludwig held in the highest esteem. Afterwards, the boat will take you onwards to the lovely, car-free Fraueninsel. There you will have time for lunch and a tour of the island's fascinating sights, including the Carolingian gatehouse, one of the oldest buildings in Germany, the 2,000-year-old tree, and the Benedictine nunnery, with its famous home-made liqueur. The trip to Herrenchiemsee and the Fraueninsel will acquaint you with two of Bavaria's most beautiful and interesting spots. Come along on an excursion fit for a king!

Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee

3. Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee

Enjoy a drive from Munich to the largest Bavarian Lake: the Chiemsee. On the way there will be plenty of short breaks for taking in the beautiful scenery. Take a boat ride to Herreninsel and learn of this breathtaking Island, on which stands a replica of the castle of Versaille. Enjoy a guided tour of this fantastic island dating back to the time of King Ludwig II, and take in the sights of the lakes surrounding it. After your tour there will be time to see the Augustian Monastery. Afterwards, you will continue by boat to the Fraueninsel. Here, there will be time to visit the Benedictine church. Finish the day with a gentle stroll around this stunning area, indulge in the area's fine foods, swim in the clear waters, or simply relax before we go back by boat.

Chiemsee: Bavaria, Seon Monastery Private Scenic Tour

4. Chiemsee: Bavaria, Seon Monastery Private Scenic Tour

Get an unforgettable bird's eye view of Bavaria on this private flying experience. Learn to be a pro at flying a plane from your knowledgeable pilot as you glide effortlessly through the clouds. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Chiemsee and Wasserburg. Feel on cloud 9 as you get ready to embark on this flying trip. Take off from Ampfing with your experienced pilot and fly high in the sky. Feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you enjoy the ride of your life. Fly south to Seon-Seebruck, where you will see the Seon Monastery from the air. Next, travel through the clouds and head to the Chieming via Seebruck.  Glide over the Chiemsee, see the islands of Frauenchiemsee, Herreninsel, and the Herrenchiemsee Palace.  Finally, enjoy a short tour of Prien before heading back to Ampfing. Admire views of Wasserburg on route back. 

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What people are saying about Herreninsel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 17 reviews

great trip thanks also to the excellent guide Michelle who coordinated us well, .. she worked hard not to let us have any problems and explained to us in detail the whole story, life, of Ludovico 2 .. excellent person and great guide ... beautiful impression of professionalism tnx a lot by Luigi Castriota e Giovanna sassi (the Italians).

pilot deserve 10 stars, very cooperative and gentleman. he did the trip with passion not as a business, light and easy takeoff and landing. safety in this trip was at the most. i would highly recommend it to anyone love flying. don’t forget your phone or camera☺️

Loved this tour of the palace. Our guide Stephanie was fantastic! She arranged all the tickets and transportation and made sure we were where we needed to be at the right times. Much better than trying to figure everything out on our own.

Was a great tour. It was really fun :D our guide and our driver were great!

All very well and for the guide a 10, it is great.