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Plan your day on Herrenchiemsee Island

A map of Herrenchiemsee Island you will find in our leaflet "Herrenchiemsee".


Picture: Aerial view of Herreninsel


The Herreninsel in the Chiemsee has an area of around 240 hectares and has numerous sights with Herrenchiemsee New Palace (Royal Palace), the park and waterworks, the museum and the two galleries in the Augustinian Monastery (Old Palace). We therefore advise you to allow yourself plenty of time to so that you can enjoy the attractions of this island to the full.

The following list shows you the time you approximately need for moving around and visiting the sights:

Boat trip from/to Prien-Stock (


c 20 minutes one way

Carriage ride to Herrenchiemsee New Palace (only in summer)


c 15 minutes one way

Footpath to Herrenchiemsee New Palace


c 20 minutes one way

Guided tour of Herrenchiemsee New Palace


c 30-35 minutes

Visit to the Ludwig II Museum at the New Palace


c 30-45 minutes

Visit to the Augustinian Monastery (Old Palace)
(Constitution Convention Museum, art galleries, state rooms)


c 60-90 minutes

Please do not forget to allow additional time for visiting the island itself, the gardens and park as well as for breaks and for the sometimes unavoidable waiting periods.


Our tip for nature-lovers

A trail approximately 7 km long leads round the island alongside orchards and pastures. This will take you on well-shaded paths away from the crowds to interesting lookout points on the island. A walk that is well worthwhile!


Picture: View from Herrenchiemsee Island to Frauenchiemsee Island

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