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Current information / Coronavirus

For a visit to our sights, the 2G plus rule applies, i.e. all visitors must either be

  • vaccinated against COVID-19
    (with a vaccine authorised in the EU)

  • or recovered from COVID-19.

You will need to bring appropriate proof (written or electronic) as well as a valid ID (identity card or passport).

IN ADDITION, a negative Corona test must be brought along.
Proof of a negative PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) or a rapid antigen test (maximum 24 hours old). No tests are offered, supervised or proofs issued on site!
Vaccinated persons who have additionally received a booster vaccination or have gone through a COVID-19 infection after complete immunisation (vaccination breakthrough) do not have to present a negative Corona test.
In the case of vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine Janssen from Janssen-Cilag International (Johnson & Johnson), the second vaccination is not to be regarded as a booster vaccination, but takes place as part of the basic immunisation.

Children under 14 years are exempt from the 2G plus rule. Pupils are considered tested (pupil ID required).

Visitors are required to wear FFP2 masks. Children and young people between the ages of six and 16 only need to wear a medical face mask.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

A visit to Herrenchiemsee New Palace 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.

The King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace can be visited without a guided tour. The Maler am Chiemsee gallery in the Augustinian Monastery will unfortunately have to remain closed until further notice.

Important note on time planning

Please allow sufficient lead time for the required boat trip and the route to the palace. Allow at least one hour from the arrival of the boat to the start of the guided tour.

Opening hours

Herrenchiemsee New Palace is 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.


Picture: Great Hall of Mirrors in the New Palace

New Palace (guided tours only)
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
end October-March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm
(last tour: c. 4 pm; depending on the shipping)

Waterworks: Beginning of May to 3rd October

King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm
end October-March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance one hour before closing time

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm
end October-March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance one hour before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery
(north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm
end October-6 November: 10 am-4.45 pm
7 November-March: closed
last entrance one hour before closing time


Guided tours of the New Palace

The state rooms of the New Palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour (approx. 35 minutes; currently clearly reduced group size).


Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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