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Information for visitors

Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace


Opening hours

The sights on the island of Herrenchiemsee are open daily.

Public holidays: all buildings are closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24/25/31 December.

The opening hours are dependent on the regular boats to the Herreninsel and can deviate from the following information.

New Palace (guided tours only)
April-15 October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
16-28 October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: 4.50 pm)
29 October-March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm (last tour: c. 3.50 pm; depending on the shipping)

The waterworks run from the beginning of May to 3rd October.


King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace

Due to building work the King Ludwig II Museum is closed to the public at the moment. The work is scheduled for completion by spring 2018.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
April-28 October: 9 am-6 pm · 29 October-March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery (north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
April-October: 9 am-6 pm · November-March: closed
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Picture: Armchair in the Council Chamber

Guided tours on the New Palace

Tours in German take place continually in groups up to 55 persons. There are also regular tours in English: in summer twice per hour, in winter once per hour. The tours last about 30 minutes.

Tours in several other languages are – depending on the personnel capacity – normally feasible, when there are at least 15 participants. For groups of at least 15 paying guests it is possible on a limited scale to reserve guided tours in other languages (contact).

We also offer special tours for children (from 6 years; only in German), in summer at 11.05 am, 1.05 pm and 3.05 pm, in winter only at 3.05 pm. Please note that children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to book an exclusive tour for a private group (reservation).

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