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83209, Herreninsel, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Based on the Palace of Versailles but I preferred Herrenchiemsee. Beautiful fountains. Twenty minute journey across a lake. Fifteen minute walk from boat to castle but there are horse-drawn carriages to hire. Excellent guide who spoke loud enough for a large group to hear him.

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We made a point of visiting many of Ludwig's castles while touring Bavaria with our granddaughter. The Schloss Herrenchiemsee was the most spectacular and truly the best touring experience compared to the overcrowded tourist masses at Hochenshwangau or Neuschwanstein. You must take a 20 minute...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy drive from Munich. Lots of parking. Boat ride is wonderful especially in good weather. We packed a lunch and ate on a bench on the palace grounds. The palace is worth seeing and tours are well organized and informative. The fountain water was gross...More

Thank Armando S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went while it was raining, I think is was especially quiet that day. You go by boat to the island. A tour of the palace is a must. The gardens surrounding it are not that impressive in comparison to the inside of the castle....More

Thank Sandraaimolen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is surrounded by a park, woodland and the second largest body of water in Bavaria. Imagine building a tribute to Versailles here in the 1870s. It is not a copy of Versailles but an over the top version. Unlike Versailles, only the main...More

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of us visited this stately home, a recreation of Versailles in Bavaria. Wonderful design and interiors. Interesting to see the "unfinished" rooms in comparison. Lovely scenery and views around the island and lake. Food, cafes, drinks are not cheap as you are captive whilst...More

Thank clivesimpson62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Herrenchiemsee is a day trip really. It is also a cash only trip- unless spending 50 euros or more. It is situated on island in lake Chiemsee and so a short boat trip is needed. The palace itself is quite spectacularly decorated inside although it...More

Thank dobberdad
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My cousin and I took the ferry from Prien across to the Palace. The crowds were almost non-existant that day as it was a Monday. We had a great tour guide who showed us through many rooms in King Ludwig II's duplication of Versailles. We...More

1  Thank capaton
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The castle is simply amazing! You can learn a bit more about the history of the King of Bavaria (Ludwig II). The details in each room are beautiful and precious. The visit was very worth it! The room of the mirrors is fantastic.

Thank NataliaPGL
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Came on a little day out from Munich...train to Prien ...easy walk to the pier, very organised boat trip over to the Palace island...lovely ladies at the palace ticket office..palace has great grounds and in the afternoon, our tour was a small group ..loved it...More

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Response from Shawn S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure. We went in November and had no issues. The tours move at a very controlled pace and there is no "free range" opportunities. We've been to each of Ludwigs' castles and never had an inordinate wait time. Keep... More
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Response from kdmia | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I arrived by car and don’t know the answer. I do not recall seeing something obvious but, my suggestion , how about you call a local hotel and ask them?