On the Herreninsel you can visit the most famous attraction of the region all year round: Herrenchiemsee Castle. King Ludwig II had it built on the model of Versailles from 1878 until his death in 1886. The state rooms of the palace can be visited as part of a guided tour. It is also worth visiting the König Ludwig Museum, the gardens with the water features
October 8, 2018
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.
July 2, 2017
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.
January 8, 2017
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.
August 27, 2018
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.
November 18, 2016
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
January 10, 2017
Herrenchiemsee Palace is the Chiemgau attraction. The "Bavarian Versailles" was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria on one of the islands in the Chiemsee.His most magnificent and most expensive castle should have been Herrenchiemsee, more expensive than Linderhof and Neuschwanstein combined. When King Ludwig II died, it was far from finished. But even unfinished, it inspires hundreds of thousands every year. Via the grand staircase you can reach the finished rooms on the upper floor, including the large mirror gallery, which becomes a concert hall every year during the Herrenchiemsee Festival. If you are interested in concerts, there is an experience for your eyes and ears that you will not soon forget. The splendid parade bedroom and the dining room, with its famous "little table deck you", are among the other highlights of every tour. Also explore the beautiful gardens ...Herrenchiemsee is probably the only island in the world with two castles. In addition to the “New Palace” of King Ludwig II, there is also the Augustinian Canons' Monastery, which is also known as the “Old Palace”. The current monastery building was built in the Baroque era and now houses a gallery with works by the Chiemsee painter Julius Exter. Those interested in history certainly know that the foundation for the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany was laid here at the Constitutional Convention in 1948.The Herreninsel can only be reached by sea. Steamers run regularly from various places on the banks of the Chiemsee. These will also bring you to Fraueninsel. If you want to visit both islands and enjoy the "excursion at sea" to the full, it is best to plan a whole day.chiemsee-chiemgau.info/reisefuehrer-chiemgau/a-schloss-herrenchiemsee
December 15, 2020
This castle, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, was to become a memorial to the revered Sun King King Louis XIV of France. However, Ludwig II never sought a seat of government with court society, but had Schloss Herrenchiemsee build as a private residence, in whose spacious corridors and rooms he wanted to stay undisturbed.
His biggest project, however, could never be completed due to a lack of funds and his death on 13.06.1886. Completed are about 15 magnificent rooms, but inhabited by him, were only inhabited for about 10 days.
A tour shows with what splendor one represented at that time. A gem that necessarily belongs in every Chiemsee program
June 9, 2019
The new Herrenchiemsee Palace 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 called the New Herrenwörth Palace. The building was built in 1878 under the so-called fairy tale king Ludwig II, modeled on the Palace of Versailles near Paris. The designs for the historic building were primarily made by Georg von Dollmann, the execution was carried out by the Austrian Julius Hofmann. Herrenchiemsee Palace was the last major building project of Ludwig II. He lived there only for a few days. The work ended with the king's death in June 1886, and the building remained largely unfinished.
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August 3, 2020
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