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Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel Day Tour from Munich

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    This full-day excursion begins at the Bahnhofplatz in front of the Karstadt München Bahnhofplatz, across from the main railway station. After boarding a motor coach, it’s approximately a 1-hour ride southeast to Bavaria’s largest lake—Lake Chiemsee—home of King Ludwig’s most elaborate home, Herrenchiemsee Palace. 

    This castle is located on an island in the Chiemsee. Enjoy a guided walking tour (entrance fee not included) of the large state rooms: the State Staircase, the State Bedroom and the Great Hall of Mirrors, plus the king's own rooms in the intimate Small Apartment, designed in the French rococo style.

    After the tour, take a boat ride across the lake to Fraueninsel Island, the second largest of the three islands in the Chiemsee. Explore the island and be sure to stop at the historic Benedictine convent, which dates back to the first century.

    The tour ends with a return trip to Munich.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bahnhofpl. 7, 80335 München, Germany
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • englishspeaking guide
    • Skip-the-line service
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Boat ride & Entrance to Castle Herrenchiemsee (approximately EUR 26)
    • Entry/Admission - Schloss Herrenchiemsee
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    First in "Herreninsel" you can enjoy a mini-copy of the Palace of Versailles (France) built (or rather ... commissioned?) By Ludwig II of Bavaria. Too much luxury in very little space. Do not forget to take your time in the gardens and fountains. A clue...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Alejandro R
    Stephanie_URM, Customer Experience Manager at Gray Line SIGHTseeing Munich, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

    Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for the review and your great feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Kind regards, Gray Line Sightseeing Munich

    Reviewed 9 August 2018

    The visit to the Isle (Herreninsel) and the Castle of Herrenchiemsee is something that everyone that visits Germany should do. The place is very beautiful and the visit to the castle (although rapid) is worth it. To visit Fraueninsel it is better to have time,...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank NataliaPGL
    Reviewed 9 May 2018

    We enjoyed a relaxing, early May day with the Gray Line bus ride from Munich to the large Cheimsee lake. The boat rides between islands were fun and you chose between sitting on the boat deck with fresh air and a breeze or in the...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank Michael S
    Gray_Line_Muenchen, Customer Relations at Gray Line SIGHTseeing Munich, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

    Dear Michael S, thank you very much for choosing Gray Line Sightseeing and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great day with us at Lake Chiemsee and the castles! Please visit us again soon on one of...More

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