Wonderful copy of Versailles and impressive to wander round both the completed and uncompleted parts. A few words of warning though - the steam train was not running when we visited despite having checked the timetables. This was because of major track repairs which I think will last to next spring. The alternative is 20 to 30 min walk. Also the ferry only runs every hour outside of the Summer season and hence to visit the palace which is a further 20 minute walk from the ferry stop on Herrenchiemsee island involes a whole day visit. However the Augustinian Monastery on the island is worth a visit as it contains an impressive Bishop's Hall and two art exhibitions. Also the nearby Frauinsal island is worth a visit for the scenary and a relaxing meal at the one pub on the island.