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King Ludwig II's original idea was to have a copy of Versailles Palace built on the Herreninsel Island as a "Temple of Fame" in honour of the Sun King Louis XIV of France.
1) Drive a car to Prien am Chiemsee (50 minutes from Salzburg)...More
Ships departing from Prien am Chiemsee (Seestraße 108) to Ludwig II Castle. From Herrenchiemsee you can go on foot or horse-drawn carriage to the castle itself. Touring time is given when buying tickets. The ticket also includes museum, which is located on the right side...More
I booked this tour through Viator. I met the tour at the Hauptbahnhof where we met up with our guide Roland, an English guy who has lived in Munich for a few years.
We got on the regional train on time and got off at...More
We ferried from Prien to Herreninsel. When you disembark, walk ahead to the ticket office, for admission to the castle. Tours are given in English, at certain times, A beautiful walk of approx. 15 min.to the castle. You may also take the horse carriage, which...More
This is one of Ludwig II's palaces based on the Palace of Versailles near Paris.
The palace is situated on Herreninsel in Chiemsee. Drive from Munich to Prien am Chiemsee and park by the lakeside (parking lot available). Take the ferry to the island.
A relatively short drive from Munich to Chiemsee with good parking available. The lake itself with the views of the Alps is worth a visit. The ferry ride to the island is also lovely and a good time to take photos of the scenery and...More
Based on the Palace of Versailles but I preferred Herrenchiemsee. Beautiful fountains. Twenty minute journey across a lake. Fifteen minute walk from boat to castle but there are horse-drawn carriages to hire. Excellent guide who spoke loud enough for a large group to hear him.
We made a point of visiting many of Ludwig's castles while touring Bavaria with our granddaughter. The Schloss Herrenchiemsee was the most spectacular and truly the best touring experience compared to the overcrowded tourist masses at Hochenshwangau or Neuschwanstein. You must take a 20 minute...More
Easy drive from Munich. Lots of parking. Boat ride is wonderful especially in good weather. We packed a lunch and ate on a bench on the palace grounds. The palace is worth seeing and tours are well organized and informative. The fountain water was gross...More
We went while it was raining, I think is was especially quiet that day.
You go by boat to the island. A tour of the palace is a must. The gardens surrounding it are not that impressive in comparison to the inside of the castle....More
Sorry, not sure. We went in November and had no issues. The tours move at a very controlled pace and there is no "free range" opportunities. We've been to each of Ludwigs' castles and never had an inordinate wait time. Keep... More
Sorry, not sure. We went in November and had no issues. The tours move at a very controlled pace and there is no "free range" opportunities. We've been to each of Ludwigs' castles and never had an inordinate wait time. Keep in mind there are multi-lingual tours that wait in queue. We took the German one as it was more frequent.