Community life in the monastery that had been here since 1125/1129 was governed by the Rule of St Augustine. Between 1645 and 1730 the monastery was extended into a complex of Baroque buildings. Four wings enclose a large, almost rectangular courtyard with an idyllic rose garden.
Several magnificently decorated rooms have been preserved: The Imperial Hall served in the 18th century as a festival and dining hall and the Garden Room with the Bedroom Cabinet was furnished for high-ranking guests. The Library Hall was even designed by the well-known artist Johann Baptist Zimmerman.
In 1803 the monastery was dissolved in the course of secularisation. 70 years later the complex was acquired by King Ludwig II when he bought the entire Herreninsel. He had living quarters furnished for himself in the monastery, which then became known as the ‘Old Palace’, and stayed here whenever he came to inspect the building work on the New Palace. King Ludwig II's former bedroom and the court kitchen can be visited.
The commemorates the Constitution Convention on Herreninsel and the origination of the Republic of Germany’s constitution. »Paving the way for freedom and democracy – the 1948 Constitution Convention of Herrenchiemsee«
Julius Exter (1863-1939) was an important painter, dubbed in his day the ‘prince of colour’. The in the Prelacy Wing provides an impressive overview of all the creative periods during the lifetime of this passionate artist. Exter Gallery
The former monastery church, the so-called Island Cathedral (sacred buildings on Herrenchiemsee), was turned into a brewery building after secularization (1807). It can only be visited as part of a guided tour.
Museum in the Augustinian Monastery
April-24 Oct: 9 am-6 pm
(last admission 5 pm)
25 Oct-31 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
(last admission 3.45 pm)
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
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
There are no regular guided tours in the Museum in the Augustinian Monastery.
The boat trip is not included.
6 euros regular
5 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)
11 euros regular
10 euros reduced
Tickets for the museums on Herrenchiemsee are also available online in our ticket shop.
"Chiemseebahn" (in summer) or bus (in winter) to "Schiffsanlegestelle Prien/Stock"
Regular boats from Prien/ Stock or Gstadt
Free wi-fi available
Café im Neuen Schloss