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Information for visitors

Current information

COVID-19: There is currently no obligation to wear a mask. However, we recommend wearing an FFP2 mask or at least a medical face mask.

Reservations are only made for groups of 15 or more. Individual travellers can get tickets at the ticket offices at the jetty on the island.

On Thursday, 29 September and Friday, 30 September 2022, the last guided tour in the Herrenchiemsee New Palace will already take place at 2.40 pm. The other museums are open as usual.

From Tuesday, 4 October 2022, carriages on Herrenchiemsee Island will only run on Saturdays and Sundays; from Monday, 31 October 2022, carriage services will cease over the winter.

From Monday, 10 October 2022, in the Augustinian Monastery only the Library Hall and the Julius Exter Gallery will be open to the public due to conversion work. The entrance fee for the Augustinian Monastery will be temporarily lowered to 2.50 euros (reduced rate 2 euros).

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

The Cathedral Chapter Church can be visited only with a guided tour (in German):
Guided tours from April to end-October: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 11 am and 2 pm


Guided tours of the New Palace

The state rooms of the New Palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour (guided tours take place continuously; duration approx. 40 minutes; currently clearly reduced group size).


Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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