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King Ludwig’s Palaces and Lake Chiemsee Private Tour

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From Salzburg we set off west leaving Austria crossing Bavaria in the direction of Munich, but not so far. In a short hour we come to our first view of a large lake, and not many minutes later we reach our parking place on the west side of the lake at Prien. We have to use a ferryboat to access the islands and the King Ludwig’s creations Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee.


  • Free Salzburg city/hotel pick up & drop off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable chauffeur guide
  • Tour flexibility up on your request


  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Tips for guide (up to you)


  • Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee are islands on the lake known as Chiemsee between Salzburg and Munich. Herrenchiemsee began with a monastery, Frauenchiemsee began with a convent. Both are interesting for their religious, artistic and historic view points. The Herrenchiemsee was chosen by King Ludwig as the site to build one of his follies, a copy of the grandiose Palace of Versailles, due to his adoration of the Sun King. We visit both islands.

    Herrenchiemsee, the Gentlemen’s Island is the larger of the two. The Monastery, formerly Benedictine later Augustinian, dating from the 7th century, is no longer active. We can ride by horse and carriage across the island, or choose to walk, to reach the beautiful and extended gardens that run from the palace all the way down to the lakeside. The fountains are not on permanently, just at times so look out for this treat. The palace was built for King Ludwig over a period of 8 years. At the time of his death in 1886 it was only partially completed due to a lack of funding. With the guided tour we can see the most important and interesting parts, and can marvel not only at its beauty and extravagance but also at the touching story of King Ludwig’s life. In addition to the Royal Palace there is a Ludwig-II-Museum, and in the old monastery building an art gallery. Frauenchiemsee, the Ladies’ Island is the smaller of the two. Its Benedictine Convent, dating from the 8th century, is still active, and not open to visitors. The Church and the Torbau (Gatehouse) may be visited. There is a convent shop which stocks the convent produce of marzipan, spirits and liqueurs, and other local arts and crafts.

    Snacks, drinks and meals are available on both islands. Scenery both from the ferryboats and from the islands is enchanting. On our way back to Salzburg you can still enjoy the Bavarian Alpine scenery, whilst thinking over the history and views from your day on the Chiemsee lake.

  • To enable you to experience the range of the palaces and castles of the Fairy tale King we offer a combination tour NEUSCHWANSTEIN and LINDERHOF.


Tour schedule & availability

01st January to 31st December
Tour Start09:00 am
Duration07 hours

Important Info

a) Additional hours on request, when possible each extra hour cost Euro 90/-
b) Some of tours need to cross over the country border, in case of border control we recommend you to carry passport.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take baby with you, we will try to arrange a suitable baby seat.

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King Ludwig’s Palaces and Lake Chiemsee Private Tour


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