Tour code: 28509
Visit Herrenchiemsee Palace, modeled after the Palace of Versailles by King Ludwig II, on this guided, full-day tour from Munich. Escape to an island in Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, for a tour of the king’s final and most expensive castle (entrance fee not included). Then continue by boat to the Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth, located in the beautiful, unspoiled landscape at the edge of the Bavarian Alps on Fraueninsel Island.


  • Herrenchiemsee Castle day trip from Munich
  • Guided tour of King Ludwig II's royal castle of Herrenchiemsee
  • Boat ride across the Chiemsee lake
  • Visit the Benedictine monastery on Fraueninsel island
  • Free time to explore the island

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Both islands you visit on this day trip are spectacular, so have your camera ready. Be sure to visit the Benedictine monastery on tiny Fraueninsel island.

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What You Can Expect

Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel Day Tour from Munich

Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria

This full-day excursion begins at the Bahnhofplatz in front of the Karstadt München Bahnhofplatz, across from the main railway station. After boarding a motor coach, it’s approximately a 1-hour ride southeast to Bavaria’s largest lake — Lake Chiemsee — home of King Ludwig’s most elaborate home, Herrenchiemsee Palace. 
This castle is located on an island in the Chiemsee. Enjoy a guided walking tour (entrance fee not included) of the large state rooms: the State Staircase, the State Bedroom and the Great Hall of Mirrors, plus the king's own rooms in the intimate Small Apartment, designed in the French rococo style.
After the tour, take a boat ride across the lake to Fraueninsel Island, the second largest of the three islands in the Chiemsee. Explore the island and be sure to stop at the historic Benedictine convent, which dates back to the first century.
The tour ends with a return trip to Munich.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were a smaller group on the bus so it was much easier for our guide. She was very good in telling us about the history and giving us suggestions at our destinations for sights to see. Small details made our trip very enjoyable.

David A G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide, Monica, was very knowledgeable about the history of the area . I became very interested in the life of King Ludwig and am now reading up on this interesting man. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Sups2004 France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

In one word...awesome
Fraueninsel is the idyllic isle and Herrenchiemsee the castle that one can only marvel at.
Excellent guide

François V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The trip is remarkably interesting and Herrenchiemsee is in my opinion the most moving and interesting of King Ludwig's "castles". The guide's English was poor. He was clearly bored to death and proved unwilling to provide information of any kind beyond: "look to your right, there's a nice church".

Garry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

great tour,

Owen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

A chance to see one of King Ludwig II's multiple construction projects. This was quite unique in that it was only partially complete on the inside but completed on the exterior. The hall of mirrors truly rivaled Versailles. The multiple boat trips on the lake were a real treat. The Frauinsel (Island) was very interesting. Great place to have lunch and enjoy being in the middle of a very large Bavarian lake. Our guide was fantastic. The vendor did a great job on all of the tours we took with them.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Markus, our guide was superb! We had great weather for our travels,. The boat trips on the Chiemsee were wonderful. because of the sunshine and warm temps. Markus did a fantastic job of communicating in German and English..switching back and forth every few words so that everyone was always informed. We loved the whole experience; of course, the castle was magnificent, as were the grounds. The tour went smoothly. Would not have liked it if there had been rain, as there was so much outside activity in addition to the inside castle viewing.

Janet O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Really wonderful. A nice mix of outdoor/indoor - with the majority of time in the outdoors looking at gorgeous scenery. The guide was execelllent.

Patricia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

This was an outstanding tour due to the very knowledgeable and organized guide.

Kim R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

I enjoyed the tour, the guide was very knowledgable.
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