Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Herrenchiemsee
D-83209 Herrenchiemsee

Opening hours:

New Palace
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
24 October-26 March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm (last tour: c. 4 pm; depending on the shipping)

King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm · 24 October-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm · 24 October-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm

Julius Exter Art Gallery
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm · 24 October-9 November: 10 am-4.45 pm
9 November-26 March: closed


Combination ticket «Herrenchiemsee Island» — €9
Ticket «Augustinian Monastery» — €5
Combination ticket «Königsschlösser» — €26

Schloss Herrenchiemsee is the most expensive palace constructed by Ludwig II, although it was not sufficiently completed during his lifetime. Herrenchiemsee Palace became the ideal country residence for the king who sought solitude. Ludwig II purchased a private island, a former monastery land, in 1873. Being extremely inspired by the trip to Versailles, he commanded architects to create a new palace à la Louis XIV, that will be a quotation but not a copy. Despite any similarities, the castle possesses a unique atmosphere, either you are walking in the garden complex outside or going through the large mirrored hall inside.

How to buy a ticket to castle?

Currently, everyone can survey the splendid interior of Herrenchiemsee Castle with their own eyes by paying a 9 euros entrance fee. The ticket office is located next to the castle. Please note that all excursions are carried out exactly on schedule. The beginning time will be indicated on your ticket. The combination ticket includes Herrenchiemsee Schloss entry, Ludwig II-Museum, and Augustinian Monastery visit to provide as many impressions as possible.

How to get to the castle?

The most expensive Ludwig’s II königsschloss is located on the Chiemsee lake between Salzburg and Munich. Just take a local train to Prien am Chiemsee (one-hour-long trip), then change to a suburban electric train or bus going right to the jetty of Chiemsee. The journey will follow 10 minutes approximately. The further step is a 20-minute boat trip across the lake that will transfer you straight to your destination. If you are traveling in a rented car, you still have to use a local boat to reach the island. Parking next to the port is at your service. Finally, when you are on the island, a walk inland takes you straight to Herrenchiemsee Castle. Those interested can ride a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy the absolute antiquity spirit.

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