Fraueninsel Tours

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Fraueninsel is an island outside of Munich in the Bavarian region of Germany. It sits in Chiemsee, the largest lake in Bavaria, along with another island called Herreninsel. On Herreninsel visitors can see the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee, built by Ludwig II as a replica of the Palace of Versailles. On Fraueninsel there is a Benedictine church and monastery which covers about one third of the island. Though the church has existed since 782, the complex you see today was rebuilt in the 1700s. The island is one of the oldest cultural sites in the area. It is a popular place for tourists to visit due to its natural beauty and the surrounding landscape of the Alps. 

A small community of artists, crafts people, and fishermen live on the island, making it a unique place to visit throughout the year. In late November and early December, visitors come to experience the Christmas market. The market fills with mulled wine, German treats, crafts, gifts, and more in celebration of the season, and the backdrop of the snowy mountains makes for the perfect festive atmosphere. 

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Fraueninsel is located about 55 miles southeast of Munich near the Austrian border. The monastery is open 11am to 5pm daily from May through October. Admission is free. 
 
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Address: Chiemsee, Germany
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Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel Day Tour from Munich

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Herrenchiemsee Palace Rail Trip from Munich

Escape to the islands of Herreninsel and Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, on this full-day rail trip from Munich. Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Herrenchiemsee Palace, modeled after the Palace of Versailles and one of King Ludwig II’s homes on Herreninsel Island. Then explore the historic Fraueninsel Island, whose origins date back 1,300 years, at leisure. Round-trip train ticket included. Castle admission and boat rides additional.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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