Welcome to
Herrenchiemsee Island

Tourist information / General information

Main information:

Things to know about your visit

Current information / changes to opening hours

14 July 2024: Due to an event, the last guided tour of the New Palace takes place at 2.30 pm; the King Ludwig II Museum closes at 4 pm.

18-28 July 2024: During the Herrenchiemsee Festival, the last guided tour of the New Palace takes place daily at 4.30 pm; the museums are open as normal.

25 August 2024: Due to an event, the last guided tour of the New Palace takes place at 3 pm; the King Ludwig II Museum closes at 4 pm.

26 August 2024: The first guided tour of the New Palace takes place at 10 am.

6 September 2024: The New Palace is closed in the afternoon due to an event; the museums are open as normal.

Tickets / Reservations

You can purchase tickets online via our ticket shop. Please allow approx. 1 hour for your journey, including the boat trip. A limited number of tickets are available daily at the cash desks at the jetty on the Island.

For groups of 15 persons or more, reservations can be made. Further information can be found here.

Information for people with a handicap

Here you will find some information to prepare your visit to Herrenchiemsee if your mobility is restricted or if you are visually or hearing impaired.

Carriage rides on the Herreninsel (only in summer)


Picture: Carriage on Herrenchiemsee Island

You will find the carriage station approx. 150 m from the Visitor Information Centre in the direction of the New Palace. The carriages usually run from mid-April until the end of October (depending on the weather) between the landing stage and Herrenchiemsee New Palace (shuttle service). The trip takes approx. 15 minutes (one way).

Please note that there is only a limited number of carriages. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be transported in the carriages.

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

The price for a one-way trip is 5 euros for adults and 2 euros for children and young people (5 to 14 years).

Photography and filming

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

Photo and film shoots 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.

We also provide you with image and film material that you may use free of charge on your own website under certain conditions; click here to download image material or download footage.


Picture: New Palace, State Bedchamber


Free Wi-Fi is available at several hotspots on the island.


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.



Dogs and other pets are not allowed in any of the buildings. 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.

Commercial guided tours on the Herreninsel

Please note that commercial guided tours on Herreninsel are subject to charges and authorisation. The Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Herrenchiemsee is responsible for this.

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