a day-trip to Ludwig's splendid castle located on an island and a picturesque medieval town
We will drive through the beautiful upper Bavarian countryside to Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake. There we will take a short boat trip to the island of Herrenchiemsee, world famous thanks to Ludwig II who built here his great (yet unfinished) castle of Schloss Herrenchiemsee. It is based on the Palace of Versailles near Paris. Though only 20 of the 70 rooms had been finished at the time of his tragic death 125 years ago, it is nevertheless a site of astonishing beauty and lavishness.
On our way back to Munich we can either stop at Wasserburg, a small town nestled in a bend of the river Inn. The medieval town with its colorful, ancient houses with stepped gables and oriels is one of the best preserved in this area.
Or we can drive on a stunning Alpine road to a restaurant near a waterfall and enjoy the beautiful mountain view there.
I will pick you up at your hotel in Munich. After a ride through the scenic Bavarian countryside we will stop at lake Chiemsee, take a boat to the island where we will visit the palace of Herrenchiemsee. On our way back we will either stop in the idyllic medieval town of Wasserburg or drive an Alpine road to a restaurant next to a waterfall. At the end of the day I will take you back to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel in Munich - please let me know the exact name and address
End location: your hotel
according to traffic conditions and your personal interests this tour can take a little longer or shorter
Duration: 10 hours
traffice might affect the length of this tour, driving time is app. 2 h one way
Transport with my car, a brand new Ford Galaxy with panorama roof, A/C, seats up to 6 more people. Please note this is a car, not a bus. The 2 back seats have a little less leg room. Please contact me for further information.
My time as your personal tour guide, assistant and driver, boat ride to the island of Herrenchiemsee, entrance fee to the palace, transport with my car and a wonderful, relaxed day in the beautiful Bavarian countryside
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EUR - for lunch, refreshments or the horse-carriage
horse-carriage on the island if desired,
meals and souvenirs
The Bavarian castle administration does not allow private tours in some of the castles (such as Neuschwanstein e.g.). I will accompany you during the tour but a licensed guide will give the tour.
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WONDERFUL TOUR! Probably the highlight of our trip to Europe this time around. It was nice to get out of the city, drive, take a boat ride, sit in a beer garden on the lake. We also enjoyed our drive through the Alpes and our stop at a wonderful little restaurant in the middle of the Alpes. A must do trip and a wonderful tour guide!!!!!