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General information for visitors


Picture: Painting "Spring" by Julius Exter

Information for visitors with reduced mobility

On the island the paths to the New Palace and the Augustinian Monastery are sign-posted. All of the buildings are accessible for wheelchair users. Tickets can be purchased in the visitor centre or in the Royal Palace.

Barrier-free toilets are available in the visitor centre, the Schlosshotel, the Museum in the Augustinian Monastery, and the New Palace.

There are lifts in the Augustinian Monastery and the New Palace. Besides there are some wheelchairs available – please inquire at the cash-desk.

We ask large groups to register in advance.

Carriage rides on the Herreninsel (only in summer)

The carriages normally run from mid-April until the end of October (depending on the seasonal weather) between the boat pier and Herrenchiemsee New Palace (shuttle service).


Picture: Carriage on Herrenchiemsee Island

The trip takes around 15 minutes (one way). Please note that there is only a limited number of carriages.

If you have any questions concerning the carriage rides please contact us.

The price for a one-way trip is 3.50 euros for adults and 1 euro for children and young people (5 to 14 years).

General information for visitors


Picture: New Palace, State Bedchamber

Photography and filming

Photography and filming are not allowed in any of the buildings. Pictures of the outside of the palaces may be taken for private use only.

Photo and film shootings taken for further use as well as the flying of drones / multicopters are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits.


Bulky items

Bulky items like umbrellas, rucksacks or large prams may not be taken into the museum rooms. There is a limited number of lockers available, but no liability can be accepted for items deposited there.


Free buggy and wheelchair hire

For the duration of the guided tour we can lend out free buggies and wheelchairs (limited number).



Dogs and other pets are not allowed in any of the buildings. Unfortunately, we cannot offer supervision for animals brought along. Please keep dogs on an lead on the island.


Bicycles, scooters etc

Bicycles, scooters and roller blades are not allowed on the island for safety reasons. If you bring your bicycle with you to the island, please do not take it with you to the royal palace, but leave it behind the cash desks at the landing stage.

Download of information

Our leaflets about the sights on Herrenchiemsee Island can be downloaded as PDF files in several languages.

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