Herrenchiemsee

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  • MonacoTrail

    Fountain plant north of the main axis, flanked by the two sculptures of Venus (right, embodies the noon) and Diana (left, evening). Figures designed by Johann Hautmann after the model in the park of Versailles and similarly present in the park of Linderhof Palace.

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    • 02/07/2017

  • Felix😂

    The Neue Schloss Herrenchiemsee is located on Herrenchiemsee, the largest island of Lake Chiemsee in southern Bavaria. According to the earlier name of the island, it is also sometimes referred to as New Castle Herrenwörth. The building was built in 1878 under the so-called fairy tale king Ludwig II, after the model of the Palace of Versailles near Paris. The designs for the historicist building come mainly from Georg von Dollmann, the execution took over the Austrian Julius Hofmann. Schloss Herrenchiemsee was the last major construction project of Ludwig II., He lived there only a few days. The work ended with the death of the king in June 1886, the building remained largely unfinished.

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    • 27/08/2018

  • Traveler

    An impressive canal was dug on an East-West axis through the Park, continued with a wide lawn stretching across the entire Herren island, accentuated by rows of tall trees and allowing Vistas of and from the Palace on both sides for miles across the lake.

    • 08/01/2017

  • Felix😂

    The beautiful castle park of the new castle is unfortunately unfinished.

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    • 27/08/2018

  • Markus

    Especially nice when the garden is already blooming

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    • 21/03/2015

  • Markus

    You should have been there. If the weather is fine in August, you are certainly not the only one. Especially worthwhile is a visit in the autumn. There you can enjoy the wonderful autumn atmosphere on the lake. It is worth a big round on the island to get away from everyone else.

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    • 18/11/2016

  • Traveler

    Originally called Neues Schloss Herrenwörth, this palace on Herreninsel, an island in the Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake, 60 km south east of Munich, is the largest of King Ludwig II of Bavaria's palaces. After being purchased the former Herrenchiemsee monastery was converted into a royal residence known as the Old Palace (Altes Schloss), while the king built Herrenchiemsee Palace between 1878 and 1885, also known as the New Palace (Neues Schloss). Together with the neighbouring island of Frauenchiemsee and the uninhabited Krautinsel it forms the municipality of Chiemsee. It was opened for tours after the early death of the 40-year-old King since 1885, and in 1987 the worthwile König Ludwig II.-Museum is in the South Wing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrenchiemsee

    • 10/01/2017

  • Alexander

    very nice😍😍😍

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    • 12/08/2018

  • Jens

    Directly at the castle there is a restaurant with self-service, where you can strengthen yourself in between, 🍺🍦🍔☕️before the exploration goes on. 😊

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    • 24/08/2018

  • Andreas XLV

    On the Herreninsel you can visit the most famous attraction of the region all year round: the Herrenchiemsee Castle. King Ludwig II had it built from 1878 until his death in 1886 after the model of Versailles. The state rooms of the castle can be visited as part of a guided tour. Worthwhile is also the visit of the King Ludwig Museum, the gardens with the water features

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    • 08/10/2018

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Location: around Chiemsee, Gemeinde, Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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