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Herrenchiemsee Palace Travel Guide

Herrenchiemsee Palace (© Bergfee -
Herrenchiemsee Palace.


Set on an island in the Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake, Herrenchiemsee is a complex of two palaces. The New Palace is the largest of King Ludwig II's palaces and is a close copy of Versailles, sometimes even surpassing the original, and including 19th-century amenities like running water, toilets and central heating.

Opening Hours & Admission

The New Palace, King Ludwig II Museum, and Augustinian Monastery are open all year round, daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (9:40 am to 4:15 pm from end of October to March). The last guided tour starts one hour before closing time. The annual closing days are 1st January, Shrove Tuesday, 24th, 25th and 31st December.

A combined ticket for the New Palace, King Ludwig II Museum, museum and galleries in the Augustinian Monastery (boat trip not included) costs 8 € for adults and 7 € for concessions. Admission is free for children under 18 years old, as well as students with a valid ID.

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