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From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

4.6 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH

From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH

From US$ 64.02 per person

Take a train from Munich and then a boat out on beautiful Chiemsee lake and its two fanciful islands. You'll visit the spectacular Herrenchiemsee palace, built in the 19th century by Mad King Ludwig II in the style of Versailles.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Take an old-fashioned “lake train”
  • Experience the beautiful Chiemsee lake by boat
  • Visit the lovely Benedictine convent on Fraueninsel
  • Visit the wonderful Herrenchiemsee palace on Herreninsel, built by “mad” King Ludwig II
  • Learn the history of the palace and islands from your expert guide
Full description
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.
  • Transport by train
  • 10 palace entrance fee for everyone over 18 years old (optional)
  • Boat: €11 (€6 for 6-13 yrs) (only in summer)

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Meeting point

Meet at the local operator's office at Dachauer Straße 4, 80335 Munich.

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  • Please arrive at the meeting point approximately 15 minutes before the tour begins.
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4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

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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).

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August 18, 2022

Our tour guide Anna was immediately enthusiastic and throughout the day answered many questions accurately and gave fascinating additional information. She was also happy to discuss topics that were separate from the tour theme. She was articulate, spoke very good English and the span of her knowledge was highly impressive. I would certainly recommend her and would enjoy it if she were my guide again.

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June 12, 2019

very nice

long travel but nice. on the outward regional train we found a place and it was fine ... on the return one we were standing (one hour trip). once we got there a very nice antique train welcomed us (which we then lost on the way back and we made it on foot - 1km) took the ferry and then arrived at the palace (very beautiful but very short ride) another nice thing was the another island with fishermen's houses. nice ride in short

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August 23, 2018

Product ID: 24234