Picture: Chiemsee

The largest lake in Bavaria is the Chiemsee, which is otherwise known as the "Bavarian Sea". Among its many attractions are the island of Herrenchiemsee with its palaces, the monastery on Frauenchiemsee and Julius Exter's House in Feldwies.

The Chiemsee is under the protection of the international Ramsar Convention, which was founded to preserve ecologically important wetlands. Since 1954 the mudflats in the delta formed where the Tiroler Ache flows into the lake have been a protected retreat for many endangered species of waterfowl and wader.

Sights on Herrenchiemsee Island
Frauenchiemsee Monastery
Julius Exter's House in Übersee/Feldwies

General information on the lakes
(Moorings for boats/diving permissions)

Lake information:

How to get there

The Chiemsee is approximately 90 km southeast of Munich and can be reached via the A8 from Munich to Salzburg (exit Bernau).

There are paths round the lake and the Herreninsel.

Connecting boat service:

Landing stages: Prien, Gstadt

Information on the connecting boat services:
Chiemsee-Schifffahrt Ludwig Feßler GmbH
Telephone 08051 6090
fax 08051 62943

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café im Neuen Schloss
Telefon 08051 968834

Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee
Telefon 08051 962767-0

Zur Linde
Telefon 08054 90366

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Chiemseebahn (in summer) or  bus (in winter) to the landing stage "Prien/Stock"

Responsible administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Chiemsee
Bernauer Straße 5
83209 Prien
Telefon 08051 96658-0
Fax 08051 96658-38

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