Kloster Frauenchiemsee

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theswissmister
Lausanne, Switzerland669 contributions
Worth an hour or so walk around as long as you're in the area.
Oct 2019 • Friends
Spent about an hour and half here after visiting HerrenChiemsee. Walked the whole Island twice. Island is quite small consisting of the church/nunnery, several restaurants , a few touristy shops, and a few houses. Most of the restaurants and shops had been shut down by time we visited October 8th but there were a few things open. I thought it was a nice enough experience while we were right there anyways. Doesn't take much time and only costs a couple extra Euros for the boat. I'd recommend checking it out as long as you're in the area.
Written October 20, 2019
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,382 contributions
You can't get in but it is nice strolling around
Sep 2017 • Family
When visiting Chiemse you usually take the Ferry Schfffhart to visit Herrenchiemsee Palace
Then you continue to the next island: Fraueninsel.

During the trip on the ferry you can see from far away this beautiful Monastery. You can see it clearly already far from the island.
You can't visit in, may be you'll be luckier than us ... we could not.
All the atmosphere in the island is quiet and peaceful as this Monastery is.
It is surrounded by beautiful greenery and houses with flowery gardens.
It is definitely worth the trip and even stopping for a good meal at one of the restaurants in the island or at least for a good coffee and cake.

The weather was not favorable to us, nevertheless the gardens were so beautiful that we were not deterred and actually quite enjoyed the visit...

If you are around Chiemse, this visit is definitely worth your time.
Written January 5, 2018
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hfulghum
Shoreline823 contributions
Beautiful Church
Jul 2017 • Couples
As well a small but lovely cemetery. I was a little surprised to see General Jodl of WW II fame buried here.

The church's patron saint appears to be a nun who helps couples conceive or perhaps overcome difficulties in childbirth. Either way, there is a hidden spot around behind the alter where pictures of happy babies and thanks from parents can be seen.
Written July 18, 2017
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SaschaRai
Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany1,186 contributions
It's what gave the Island it's name
Oct 2016 • Solo
Fraueninsel (Women's Island) is thus named because it has been the site of a female convent founded all the way back in 782 AD. While the neighboring island, Herreninsel (Men's Island) was the site of a male monastery which was founded even earlier, around 620 AD.

Secularization in 1803 led to the monastery on Herreninsel to be dissolved definitively, whereas the convent on Fraueninsel was suspended between 1803 and 1835. A time during which the nuns were allowed to continue living there, and a buyer was never found. In 1836 the convent was re-founded with the requirement that the nuns provide schooling for girls.
The nuns ran a school, in various forms, until 1995.

As this is still a functioning convent with around 30 nuns present, it is not possible to visit the entire complex.
It is possible to visit the convents small church, which also serves as parish church to the 300 permanent residents of the island, as well as the medieval Gatehall (Torhalle). One can also buy products made by the nuns at the convent shop, such as liqueurs, marzipan, gingerbread.

On the day of my visit, October 31st 2016, and after having had a late lunch on the island, the Gatehall appeared to be closed already.

I did visit the small church and found it lovely, one could literally feel that this place had been a place of worship for well over 1000 years. I also chose to light two candles for my late grandparents.
Then I walked around on the outside as the sun was starting to go lower and lower on the horizon.

Didn't think about buying anything from the shop, but I have heard that the products made there are supposed to be really good, and I would definitely take some with me on a future trip.
Written March 3, 2017
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nonatop
Vienna, Austria484 contributions
Tranquility
Jul 2016 • Friends
It is a well organized boat trip from either Gstad or Prien over to the Fraueninsel, where all visitors find their own program... Some go for picnic some for sunbathing some for swimming some for the interesting history some for eating - there is so much to discover in a tranquil atmosphere
Prizes for boats are fine, restaurants: some exaggerated some are ok
Written July 11, 2016
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deborah r
United States569 contributions
didnti get inside the building
Oct 2015 • Friends
but it was lovely to walk around it and visit the little church nearly by and the gardens that iare lovely
Written November 25, 2015
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travelalot001
uk298 contributions
Beautiful peaceful setting for seminar
Oct 2015 • Business
This is a simply furnished clean and incredibly relaxing place to stay. Like slightly upmarket school rooms. You will sleep well, wake up to beautiful views and feel refreshed and relaxed. A really wonderful place for seminars large or small and depressingly priced
Written October 30, 2015
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Ilya U
Prague, Czech Republic158 contributions
Quiet paradise
Oct 2015 • Family
We spent a couple of days living in monastery quarters and attending a seminar, and I have to say it was the most beautiful and peaceful stay in my life.
Written October 12, 2015
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richardanderson854
Ingolstadt, Germany220 contributions
A Lakeland Pearl!
Aug 2015 • Family
Very much enjoyed our extended boat trip to the Fraueninsel. Surprised to see so many houses on the island and so many activities on offer. Beautiful views all round.
Written September 1, 2015
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stanleyalencar
Sao Paulo, SP176 contributions
It looks like you are in the past
Jul 2015 • Family
Where I was there, it was possible to visit just the church, small one but full of history. The cloister is open just for permit personal
Written August 7, 2015
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