Object description:

Augustinian Monastery Herrenchiemsee (Old Palace)

Picture: Augustinian Monastery

The present Baroque monastery with its four wings was built between 1645 and 1730 in place of the previous medieval structures.The Imperial Hall and Garden Room in the Princes’ Tract (south tract) are open to the public. With all their original frescos and furnishings, they are among the most outstanding residential interiors from the Baroque period in Germany. In the Convent Tract (east tract) the Library Hall was designed by the wellknown artist Johann Baptist Zimmermann in around 1740. Museums were set up in both tracts in 1998.

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"The Birth of a Constitution"

The Constitution Museum commemorates the historic conference held in these rooms in 1948 to prepare the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, one of the most important and promising chapters in the history of modern democracy. Further rooms record the rich history of the oldest monastery in Bavaria, and the cathedral chapter. The former apartment of Ludwig II is exactly as it was during his lifetime.

The museum in the Augustinian Monastery has two galleries devoted to the ‘Chiemsee artists’ who painted in this area for many years, fascinated by the variety of idyllic landscapes and the ever-changing light effects to be seen against the mountain backdrop: The Maler am Chiemsee Gallery and the Julius Exter Gallery.

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Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Herrenchiemsee Park

The following rooms are available for your events:


83209 Herrenchiemsee
Telefon 08051 6887-900

Opening hours

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery (with Maler am Chiemsee Gallery and Princes' Tract)
April-end Oct.: 9 am-6 pm
end Oct.-March: 10 am-4.45 pm
open daily

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

Julius Exter Art Gallery
Apil-end Oct.: 9 am-6 pm
open daily
closed end October-March

The Cathedral Chapter Church can be visited only with a guided tour (in German):
April to end-October: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 11 am and 2 pm

General information on opening times and admission fees

Admission fees 2022

The boat trip is not included.

Augustinian monastery
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced

Guided tour "Cathedral Chapter Church" (not included in the combination ticket "Island")
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced

Combination ticket "Island"
(Herrenchiemsee New Palace with King Ludwig II-Museum + Augustinian Monastery)
10 euros regular
9 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Getting here / parking

Nearest railway station:


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

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)


Free wi-fi available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café im Neuen Schloss
Telefon 08051 968834

Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee
Telefon 08051 962767-0

Administrative office

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

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