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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 closed for the time being due to local COVID-19 regulations.

The Augustinian Monastery and the King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace must unfortunately remain closed until further notice.

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.


Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace

 

Opening hours

The sights on the island of Herrenchiemsee are 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.

New Palace (guided tours only)
27 March-31 October: 9 am-6 pm · 1 November-26 March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm
last tour c. 45-60 minutes before closing time

The waterworks run from the beginning of May to 3rd October.

 

King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace
27 March-31 October: 9 am-6 pm · 1 November-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
27 March-31 October: 9 am-6 pm · 1 November-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery (north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
27 March-31 October: 9 am-6 pm · 1 November-26 March: closed
last entrance 30 minutes 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; clearly reduced group size).

 

Current information / Guided tours of the New Palace

Please note that tickets for guided tours of the New Palace are only available at the ticket office in the Visitor Centre on Herrenchiemsee Island.

Due to the reduced number of guided tours on offer, reservations can currently only be made to a limited extent for families and individuals.

Please make reservations by e-mail at info.herrenchiemsee@bsv.bayern.de.

Reserved tickets must be picked up at the ticket office in the Visitor Centre on the island (next to the pier) 1 hour before the start of the tour.


Guided tours in the Augustinian Monastery

There are no regular guided tours in the Augustinian Monastery.

The audio guide is currently not available.


 
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