Herrenchiemsee Palace

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  • Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee

    1. Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee

    Enjoy a drive from Munich to the largest Bavarian Lake: the Chiemsee. On the way there will be plenty of short breaks for taking in the beautiful scenery. Take a boat ride to Herreninsel and learn of this breathtaking Island, on which stands a replica of the castle of Versaille. Enjoy a guided tour of this fantastic island dating back to the time of King Ludwig II, and take in the sights of the lakes surrounding it. After your tour there will be time to see the Augustian Monastery. Afterwards, you will continue by boat to the Fraueninsel. Here, there will be time to visit the Benedictine church. Finish the day with a gentle stroll around this stunning area, indulge in the area's fine foods, swim in the clear waters, or simply relax before we go back by boat.

    We had a terrific day at the Royal Palace. Mario, our guide, was extremely cordial, knowledgeable and accommodating! We will be going to Munich in the next few years with extended family and we will be certain to book this trip again!

  • From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

    2. From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

    Spend a lovely day out on a boat exploring the beautiful Chiemsee and its two picturesque islands, the Herreninsel and the Fraueninsel. Known as “the Bavarian Ocean,” Chiemsee is the largest fresh-water lake near Munich. Herreninsel boasts wonderful Herrenchiemsee, a palace built by King Ludwig II in 1878 in the image of Versailles in France. In some respects, however, Herrenchiemsee actually surpasses Versailes – its Hall of Mirrors is a famous example. With its elegant gardens and walkways and the beautiful interiors of gold, glass, and porcelain, the palace is a visually stunning monument to opulence. King Ludwig's difficult personality is reflected in his famous elevated dining table, which was raised and lowered through the floor so the reclusive King did not have to see his servants. This tour gives you the full story of Chiemsee and its islands. You even get the option of touri...

    The price includes the castle entrance tickets and steam train and boat tickets. Beautiful location, highly recommend.

  • From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

    3. From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

    Since this is a private tour, the itinerary can be adjusted based on what you wish to visit. Be picked up at your accommodation in Munich and start the scenic journey to Berchtesgaden in a comfortable VW minivan. An early pick-up time, no later than 8:00 AM, is recommended to avoid possible crowds in peak season. Follow the German Alpine road and see views of the Bavarian Alps and lakes. You’ll have the opportunity to stop along the way to take photos. Take in the Alpine scenery around Watzmann mountain, the second-highest in Germany. Learn about the history of the region. While you can choose which attractions to visit, of the 3 most popular attractions, Eagle’s Nest, Lake Königssee, and Herrenchiemsee Palace, it is recommended that you choose to visit maximum 2 of the 3. Experience the panoramic views from the Eagle’s Nest and learn about the history of the location. Learn about th...

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What people are saying about Herrenchiemsee Palace

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 65 reviews

This is my first time attending “ Get your guide’s” tour and it was so amazing. Our tour guide Patrick is one of the best story tellers I have ever met. He is so professional in guiding us, very humorous and enthusiastic, deals with every situation in a breeze and with elegance. He told us all the background information that we need to know so as to admire Herrenchiemsee even better. The whole tour went so smoothly that we didn’t spend much time waiting for our train or the ship. The English tour of Herrenchiemsee is clear enough for me to grasp the beauty of the castle and the madness of Ludwig the 2nd as a non native English speaker. Herrenchiemsee is so gorgeous that it should be visited as much as Neuschwanstein. For me, Herrenchiemsee is the perfect representation of Ludwig the 2nd and enabled me to understand the king and the history of Bavaria even more. The steam boat and the ship to the islands are awesome. Thank you Radius tours. Thank you so much Patrick.

Josch who succeeded in keeping 14 guests with 14 different wishes together

A maximum distribution of sun, sufficient heat and a fantastic guide (Josch). In addition, showed an incredible ability to get a sheepshell of 14 tourists to fit a train. Many thanks, Josch! Class and Inga- Lill Boman Stockholm Sweden

A fantastic day out with Radius tours, their guide Anna was amazing and made the rest of the group feel like a family. The palace was amazing, lovely boat and steam train rides.

Our guide Anna was amazing, very organised and approachable.

The price includes the castle entrance tickets and steam train and boat tickets. Beautiful location, highly recommend.

Great guide, very rewarding visit

Very nice day, train trip + comfortable boat, well explained castle and museum visits and great weather!