Herrenchiemsee New Palace

Picture: Herrenchiemsee New Palace

King Ludwig II’s original idea was to have a copy of Versailles Palace built on the Herreninsel as a "Temple of Fame" in honour of the Sun King Louis XIV of France. Started in 1878, it was thus intended purely as a monument to absolute monarchy and had no practical function. The architect Georg Dollmann was obliged to study the original model and even reconstruct rooms which had long ceased to exist in Versailles.

Picture: State Bedchamber external link

State Bedchamber

The main rooms are some of the best examples of nineteenth-century interior design in existence, and are much more splendidly furnished than those in Versailles. No other porcelain collection is so comprehensive or of such high quality, and the magnificent textiles are equally unique. One of the artistic ideals of the nineteenth century, the "perfection" of historic styles, was realised in its finest form in this building.

The park modelled on Versailles by Carl von Effner was originally intended to cover a large part of the island. When Ludwig II died in 1886, only the central axis with its splendid fountains was carried out. The palace remained uncompleted.

King Ludwig II-Museum

The museum is housed in twelve modernized rooms on the ground floor of the south wing and was opened in 1987. It documents the story of Ludwig II’s life, from his birth to his tragic early death, with painted portraits, busts, historic photographs and original state robes.

Picture: Painting "King Ludwig II in officer's uniform" external link

Painting "King Ludwig II in officer's uniform"

The king also has a place in the history of music as the patron of the composer Richard Wagner. Portraits, written documents and theatre/stage designs record this aspect of his life.

The royal residences of Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace and Herrenchiemsee Palace as well as Ludwig II’s other building projects are also covered. Highlights of the museum include the magnificent furniture that originally stood in the royal apartment in the Munich Residence (destroyed during the Second World War) and the first state bedroom in Linderhof Palace.

Elaborately handcrafted items, show-pieces that were commissioned by the king, document the European standing of Munich art in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Herrenchiemsee Park

 

 

Further information you will find on
www.herrenchiemsee.de



The following rooms are available for your events:

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Object information:

Address

83209 Herrenchiemsee
Telefon 08051 6887-0
www.herrenchiemsee.de

Opening hours

New Palace
April until end of October:
9 am-6 pm
last guided tour: 5.15 pm
End of October to March:
9.40 am-4.15 pm
last guided tour: 3.40 pm
open daily

King Ludwig II-Museum
April until end of October:
9 am-6 pm
End of October to March:
10 am-4.45 pm
open daily  

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission charges

Guided tours

New Palace
Guided tours (c. 30 mins) in groups up to 55 persons

Waterworks

May-3 October

Admission charges 2016

"Island" combination ticket
(Herrenchiemsee New Palace with King Ludwig II-Museum / Augustinian Monastery/ boat trip not included)
8 euros regular
7 euros reduced

"Königsschlösser"
combination ticket
(King Ludwig II's palaces)

24 euros
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of the palaces Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein once.

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

 

Picture: Banner ad for the Ludwig II-App

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Lift and toilet for the disabled available, please inquire at the cash-desk

Shop:

Shop at boat pier
www.kulturgut.de

Wi-fi:

Free wi-fi available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café im Neuen Schloss
Telefon 08051 968834

Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee
Telefon 08051 962767-0
www.schlosswirtschaft-herrenchiemsee.de

Nearest railway station:

Prien
www.bahn.com

Public transport with nearest stop:

"Chiemseebahn" (in summer) or bus (in winter) to "Schiffsanlegestelle Prien/Stock"

Connecting boat service:

Regular boats from Prien/ Stock or Gstadt
www.chiemsee-
schifffahrt.de

Coach trips from the landing stage to the palace and back (from mid-April to the end of October)

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Herrenchiemsee
83209 Herrenchiemsee
Telefon 08051 6887-0
Fax 08051 6887-99
sgvherrenchiemsee@ bsv.bayern.de
www.herrenchiemsee.de

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