Palaces > Casino (Royal Villa) on Rose Island

Object description:

Rose Island, aerial view
Casino (Royal Villa) on Rose Island
Dining room

Casino (Royal Villa) on Rose Island – Feldafing / Starnberger See

In 1853 King Maximilian II of Bavaria commissioned Peter Joseph Lenné to design a landscape park on the west shore of the Starnberger See. The park, which combines decorative formal and natural landscape elements, was laid out by Carl von Effner. The palace commenced much later in 1863 was abandoned on the early death of the king in March 1864.

Rose Island with its small island villa, the "Casino", and a rose garden also designed by Lenné, was one of the favourite places of Maximilian's son Ludwig II; among the special guests he received here were Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna, Richard Wagner and Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

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The remains of prehistoric pile dwellings on the bottom of Lake Starnberg by Rose Island have been included on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list.

Feldafing Park

Rose blossom

Usually the first blossom begins around mid-June, the second around mid-August, each lasting for about 4 weeks. Depending on the climate the roses may bloom (even weeks) earlier or later.


Wittelsbacher Park 1
82340 Feldafing
08157 924162

Opening hours

Casino (Royal Villa)
Mai-15 Oct: 12.15-5.30 pm
(cash desk + shop: 12 pm-6 pm)
closed Mondays (except: 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October)

Guided tour only

October-April: closed

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

The visit of the Casino is only possible with a guided tour.
12.15 pm-4.15 pm every hour,
last guided tour: 5 pm
Weekends / holidays:
12.15 pm-4.15 pm every half hour, last guided tour: 5 pm

We ask groups of 15 or more to book their guided tour in advance (tours for groups are possible also in English):
08157 924162 (Tue-Fri)
Fax 08157 924163

Admission fees 2024

4 euros regular
3 euros reduced

Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.

General tariff regulations (excerpt)

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets


Getting here / parking

from Munich to "Feldafing"

Ferry to Rose Island:

Ferry service from Feldafing Park to Rose Island (May to mid-October)
0151 28741905

Further information

Rose Island is open to the public; it is not allowed to bring dogs or bicycles to the island.

Event rooms at the Casino

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links…)

Administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Starnberger See
Nepomukweg 4
82319 Starnberg
08151 550730-0
Fax 08151 550730-9
seeverwaltung. starnbergersee@

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