Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. It is a popular vacation area but foreign visitors come mainly on daytrips from Munich to see King Ludwig’s Schloss Herrenchiemsee Palace. It is a popular stop en route to Berchtesgaden or Salzburg.
The main attractions in the area are on the two largest islands in the lake: Herrenchiemsee (Men’s) and Frauenchiemsee (Women’s) islands. These are named after the monastery and nunnery that were originally on the islands. Both islands are traffic-free and easily reached by frequent boats from Prien. Boats depart year-round every 20 minutes.
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