Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel Day Tour from Munich. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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".
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.
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.
Really wonderful. A nice mix of outdoor/indoor - with the majority of time in the outdoors looking at gorgeous scenery. The guide was execelllent.
This was an outstanding tour due to the very knowledgeable and organized guide.
A must see. The Islands visited were great and the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee was outstanding. Really incredible. Lunch on the Island was very good as well.
My only negative comment is that we could not take phots like we did the last time I was there in 1962.
Greatly enjoyed tour of Herrenchiemsee. Would have enjoyed it more if we had been advised of the horse carts that take you to the castle. Guides tend to walk to fast for some of us older people. Then we have to try to find them when we get to the castle.
We were so lucky. The day was absolutely gorgeous, and the boat rides were amazing. Arriving to Herrenchiemsee and visiting the castle was incredible, and later, having lunch at one of the local restaurants at Fraueninsel made the whole experience unforgettable.
A surprising amount was included in the tour - could have done with an extra hour to see all that was on offer on Herrenchiemsee.
Went at the wrong the of the year since winter refused to leave us. The gardens of the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee was bare and the fountains were still covered. Maybe if I went there 2-4 weeks later it might have been just a little bit warmer and the fountains would have been uncovered. Still viewing the interior of the castle was worth the trip.
The castle was impressive and we had an enjoyable day out but must take issue with you on a couple of points.
On your ‘Activity Info’ you state that a guided tour of the castle is included and yet in order to reach the castle we needed to take a boat trip to the island at an additional charge. Why not include that charge in your basic cost?
In stating that a guided tour of the castle is included you also state entrance to the castle is excluded. Isn’t this a contradiction?
We usually find our tour guides to be smart in appearance but our guide on this tour (Marcus?), whilst appearing reasonably knowledgeable, looked as if he arrived direct from a weekend party – unshaven and scruffily dressed. Not a good image for the tour operator or Viator.
very pleasant day - beautiful drive through Bavaria and then boat trip to 2 islands. I particularly enjoyed the tiny little island with the Benedictine convent as so peaceful. The larger island with the monastery and royal palace also very interesting.
The actual tour was excellent but the guide was a bit dour. Not very energetic in his narration.
Things were very systematic and organized. However ,the Lunch was not arranged at a good place; very average food at a very high price.
This is a light day trip and is quite enjoyable. Although it takes a full day, quite a bit of time is spent on boats but the overall tour is enjoyable.
Wonderful. It made us realize what it is like to live like a king.
Castle not as spectacular, however it had some beautiful porcelain chandeliers, which I've never been a big porcelain fan but these were spectacular. The island of Fraueninsel makes for a nice relaxing day. You can just sit on the shore and gaze at the beautiful scenery. Of course walking around the island you see lots of beautiful stuff as well. I just enjoy looking at the architecture in Germany and looking in some of the shops.
It is well worth the trip and the inside visit. However, more time should be allotted to visit the gardens and the Museum, and less time for Fraueninsel.