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General information for visitors


Current information / Coronavirus

According to the current legal situation, an opening of our houses is possible depending on the local seven-day incidence.

Herrenchiemsee New Palace is open at present. A tour is only possible as part of a guided tour. Please note that the group size for the guided tours as well as the number of available tickets are currently significantly reduced.

We therefore recommend booking in advance via our reservation website (maximum 7 days in advance; booking deadline for the next day is always at 5 pm).

The King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace and the Augustinian Monastery are also currently open (no reservation required).

Important note on time planning

Please allow sufficient lead time for the required boat trip and the route to the New Palace. Please allow at least one hour from the arrival of the boat to the start of the guided tour. Only the time stated on the reservation confirmation is valid; unfortunately, it is not possible to take part in a guided tour at a later time.

Please take into account waiting times and restrictions such as altered routes or room closures.

The official hygiene and conduct rules of course apply for visits to all the sights and notices will be posted in each place as a reminder.

Here you will find a list of currently open/closed houses as well as general information and FAQs for visiting our sights during the restrictions due to COVID-19.

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)

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 1.00 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 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 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.



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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