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Schloss Herrenchiemsee

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83209, Herreninsel, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entrance Fees (Herrenchiemsee museum included): 9€ (including the guided tour) Photos prohibited. Visit Duration: 30 minutes. The most beautiful Palace in Europe. the highlights are the grand staircase, The great hall of mirrors and the Paradise bedroom. The palace is only accessible by boat for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Nice castle on the island in the midlle of the lake. Great boat ride, amazing views. Iz s unfinished caste, wannabe Versailles look a like. Interesting toor in the castle!! 20 min walk from boat to castle is refreshing and so peacefull.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank IvaF225
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Take a quick tour through the castle and compare the completed rooms with the "incomplete" section and be amazed at the level of detail and craftsmanship in this castle. The hall of mirrors is breathtaking.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 471andrev
Reviewed December 24, 2018

This is not in several of the guide books but so worth the visit. We thought it the best of all of Bavarian castles- not crowded, pleasant boat ride and stroll to castle. Versailles hall of mirrors was outstanding without the lines!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WinstonSr
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We were in Germany last summer this castle is a must, the tours are very organized, it’s jusy amazing

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Eat your heart out, Versailles. Ludwig's castle beats Louis's castle hands down. Greeted at the till by a German sourpuss though. As if out to prove that "German service industry" is a contradiction in terms. However, the English-language tour guide, Lauren, more than makes up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gerd B
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

You can walk around, take carriage to go to the castle if you do not want to walk the 20 minutes. Nice photo spot!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cau11
Reviewed November 5, 2018

If you ever want to see an exact copy of the Verseille castle and also one that was never finished, this is the castle for you. Super interesting to see a castle just built in admiration of the sun king and also seeing an unfinished...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 391tcf
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We stopped here on our way to Salzburg and pleasantly enjoyed the visit. We did the tour of the castle which we found intriguing. We'd been to Versailles Palace so this comparison was interesting to us. The boat trip to the island was enjoyable on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Wow, was a thought in many of the rooms of this castle/schloss. We already visited Neuschwanstein and Linderhof and this one is great too. What a life he had. As a familiy we only payed 18 Euro, 9 per adult. So this was really worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 22, 2018|
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Response from M2863PNsandrac |
Having just returned today from trip, tours in various languages seem to go quite frequently. It seems to be well organised and signs showing what time each tour leaves and in what language. Buy your ticket for tour when you... More
January 20, 2018|
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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?
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Time in BGarten is soooo limited, I'm not sure why it's included given your short time except for the hiking. I think a great hike can start at the end of Konigsee (must use the boat to get there), so you have to factor that time into your plans. Your stops look terrific; however, I'm not sure you and fam have enough time for all.
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