visit the palaces of the past with a private guide
Located on Herrenchiemsee island in lake Chiemsee the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee also called The New Palace, was the third of Ludwig II' palaces, the most expensive and the most elaborated. Those who have been in France may find " The new Palace" familiar to Versailles.
Ludwig II passionately admired Louis XIV of France who was the image of grandeur and decline during the XVIIth centuryand set out to build a palace modeled after Versailles but exceeding it.
What was this obsession with a monarch from an other country and century? Why was Ludwig II called " Mad King"?
What about his mysterious death?
During the tour I will answer to all this questions and you will learn more about this enigmatic man.
We begin the tour in Munich at the main train station at 9:30. Train leaves at 9:44 and after one hour ride we reach the tawn of Prien am Chiemsee. From there we catch the 1859 original steamed train that will take us down to the port.
From the port a 15 minutes ferry ride will take us to Herreninsel to tour Ludwig's Palace.
After the castle guided tour we continue our lake cruise by ferry To Frauenchiemsee island and visit the old nouns monastery and its Romanesque church.
We can have lunch or taste a beer at the "Inselbrau" which is one of the smallest brewery of Germany.
The island is especially beautiful during springtime when flowers are blossoming.
We will hen cross lake Chiemsee one last time to go back to Prien and from there reach the train station in order to go back to Munich at around 7:15 pm
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can arrange a pick up at your hotel.
End location: Tour end at the main train station.
Duration: 10 hours
Train, steamed train and Ferry boat ride
Full day guiding fee;
Pick up and drop off at your hotel on request;
Train and boat ride tickets;
Castle's entrance Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 eur - Entrance fee for Castle, ferry boat and steamed train ride are additional cost.
Food, snack, souvenirs
If you prefer to travel with your own car I can accompany you as I am not a driver. I can also arrange for you a car with driver, a minivan or a bus.
Send a message If you are more than 4 people and I'll customize a tour for you!!
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Very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely recommend her as a tour guide. Although we went to Royal Herrenchiemsee she shared her knowledge on the art of brewing beer at lunch. It was a fun day