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Information for visitors

Current information / Coronavirus

For a visit to our sights, the 3G rule applies if the 7-day incidence determined by the competent district administration authority is above 35, i.e. all visitors must either be

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

  • recovered from Covid-19 or

  • tested negative.
    Proof of a negative PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) or rapid antigen tests / self-tests under supervision (maximum 24 hours old) must be BROUGHT ALONG.
    No tests will be offered or proof issued on site!
    Children up to their sixth birthday, pupils who are subject to regular testing as part of their school attendance and children not yet enrolled in school are exempt from compulsory testing.

You will need to bring appropriate proof (written or electronic).

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 and the Augustinian Monastery can be visited without a guided tour.

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.


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 (www.chiemsee-schifffahrt.de) and can deviate from the following information.

 

Picture: Great Hall of Mirrors in the New Palace

New Palace (guided tours only)
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
24 October-26 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
27 March-30 October: 9 am-6 pm
31 October-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance one hour before closing time

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
27 March-30 October: 9 am-6 pm
31 October-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance one hour before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery
(north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
27 March-30 October: 9 am-6 pm
31 October-7 November: 10 am-4.45 pm
8 November-26 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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