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From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

1. From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

Spend a lovely day out on a boat exploring the beautiful Chiemsee and its two picturesque islands, the Herreninsel and the Fraueninsel. Known as “the Bavarian Ocean,” Chiemsee is the largest fresh-water lake near Munich. Herreninsel boasts wonderful Herrenchiemsee, a palace built by King Ludwig II in 1878 in the image of Versailles in France. In some respects, however, Herrenchiemsee actually surpasses Versailes – its Hall of Mirrors is a famous example. With its elegant gardens and walkways and the beautiful interiors of gold, glass, and porcelain, the palace is a visually stunning monument to opulence. King Ludwig's difficult personality is reflected in his famous elevated dining table, which was raised and lowered through the floor so the reclusive King did not have to see his servants. This tour gives you the full story of Chiemsee and its islands. You even get the option of touring the interior of the palace. This full day tour is one of the most unique and special touring experiences in Germany.

Day Tour to Herrenchiemsee Palace with Skip-The-Line Tickets

2. Day Tour to Herrenchiemsee Palace with Skip-The-Line Tickets

On the Herreninsel, the largest island in Bavaria's largest lake, the Chiemsee, you will visit one of the most imposing sights in the whole of the state: the grandiose Herrenchiemsee Palace of King Ludwig II, the builder of Neuschwanstein. The palace was built in imitation of the Palace of Versailles build by France's Louis XIV, whom Ludwig held in the highest esteem. Afterwards, the boat will take you onwards to the lovely, car-free Fraueninsel. There you will have time for lunch and a tour of the island's fascinating sights, including the Carolingian gatehouse, one of the oldest buildings in Germany, the 2,000-year-old tree, and the Benedictine nunnery, with its famous home-made liqueur. The trip to Herrenchiemsee and the Fraueninsel will acquaint you with two of Bavaria's most beautiful and interesting spots. Come along on an excursion fit for a king!

Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee

3. Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee

Enjoy a drive from Munich to the largest Bavarian Lake: the Chiemsee. On the way there will be plenty of short breaks for taking in the beautiful scenery. Take a boat ride to Herreninsel and learn of this breathtaking Island, on which stands a replica of the castle of Versaille. Enjoy a guided tour of this fantastic island dating back to the time of King Ludwig II, and take in the sights of the lakes surrounding it. After your tour there will be time to see the Augustian Monastery. Afterwards, you will continue by boat to the Fraueninsel. Here, there will be time to visit the Benedictine church. Finish the day with a gentle stroll around this stunning area, indulge in the area's fine foods, swim in the clear waters, or simply relax before we go back by boat.

From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

4. From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

Since this is a private tour, the itinerary can be adjusted based on what you wish to visit. Be picked up at your accommodation in Munich and start the scenic journey to Berchtesgaden in a comfortable VW minivan. An early pick-up time, no later than 8:00 AM, is recommended to avoid possible crowds in peak season. Follow the German Alpine road and see views of the Bavarian Alps and lakes. You’ll have the opportunity to stop along the way to take photos. Take in the Alpine scenery around Watzmann mountain, the second-highest in Germany. Learn about the history of the region. While you can choose which attractions to visit, of the 3 most popular attractions, Eagle’s Nest, Lake Königssee, and Herrenchiemsee Palace, it is recommended that you choose to visit maximum 2 of the 3. Experience the panoramic views from the Eagle’s Nest and learn about the history of the location. Learn about the remnants of the Nazi regime at nearby Obersalzberg and explore the extensive network of bunkers. Visit the village of Königssee and enjoy the diversity of shops in the surrounding area. Take an optional boat ride on the lake to hear the famous Königssee Echo. Next, head to the historic town of Berchtesgaden. If you wish, you can go down the panoramic road where the final scene of the "Sound of Music" was filmed. Travel to Lake Chiemsee, enjoy a relaxing ferry over Bavaria’s largest lake and visit the king's most magnificent palace, Herrenchiemsee Palace.

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What people are saying about Herrenchiemsee Palace

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 66 reviews

This is my first time attending “ Get your guide’s” tour and it was so amazing. Our tour guide Patrick is one of the best story tellers I have ever met. He is so professional in guiding us, very humorous and enthusiastic, deals with every situation in a breeze and with elegance. He told us all the background information that we need to know so as to admire Herrenchiemsee even better. The whole tour went so smoothly that we didn’t spend much time waiting for our train or the ship. The English tour of Herrenchiemsee is clear enough for me to grasp the beauty of the castle and the madness of Ludwig the 2nd as a non native English speaker. Herrenchiemsee is so gorgeous that it should be visited as much as Neuschwanstein. For me, Herrenchiemsee is the perfect representation of Ludwig the 2nd and enabled me to understand the king and the history of Bavaria even more. The steam boat and the ship to the islands are awesome. Thank you Radius tours. Thank you so much Patrick.

The tour was well organized and we had an unforgettable day at and on the Chiemsee with the best weather for excursions. Our guide / driver (Mario) was well informed and always on time. We also really liked the fact that we had free time in the afternoon and were able to explore the Fraueninsel “on our own”.

Nice welcome by Elisabeth at the boarding, for each a nice word. Also on the return trip, she asked everyone again if everything was ok. Monica took over from Chiemsee, was also great, her comments were very informative. The weather also played along, all in all a successful day

Josch who succeeded in keeping 14 guests with 14 different wishes together

A maximum distribution of sun, sufficient heat and a fantastic guide (Josch). In addition, showed an incredible ability to get a sheepshell of 14 tourists to fit a train. Many thanks, Josch! Class and Inga- Lill Boman Stockholm Sweden

Our guide Anna was amazing, very organised and approachable.

The price includes the castle entrance tickets and steam train and boat tickets. Beautiful location, highly recommend.