View from Chieming over the Chiemsee
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Lake Chiemsee lies at the foot of the Chiemgau Alps. As the largest lake in Bavaria, it is also known as the “Bavarian Sea”. Idyllic bathing bays and extensive bathing beaches, beer gardens and fish huts, hiking, cycling and SUP - Lake Chiemsee is enormously diverse. Water sports enthusiasts will find optimal conditions in the Chiemgau-Area to pursue their hobby in the most beautiful surroundings. For environmental reasons, motor boats are only allowed to islanders, fishermen and rescue services.

Herreninsel and Fraueninsel

In the footsteps of King Ludwig II and the Bavarian Duke Tassilo

In addition to the magnificent palace of King Ludwig II and the former Augustinian Canons' monastery, the historic parks with the Fama, Fortuna and Latona fountains await on the island of Herrenchiemsee. The small, romantic Fraueninsel is only ten minutes away by boat. The Bavarian Duke Tassilo built a monastery here around 700, in which Benedictine nuns still live today. Among other things, they manage the monastery garden and produce the popular marzipan that is available in the monastery shop. The tower of the monastery, the octagonal campanile, is a landmark of the Chiemgau-Area and one of the most photographed objects in the region.

Vacation at Lake Chiemsee

Lake Chiemsee is also enchanting from the shore - with a walk directly next to the water or when cycling around the lake. The tour is around 60 kilometers long. The best time to do this is in the early morning and late afternoon. There are numerous options for stopping off right by the water. The silhouette of the Chiemgau Alps is a constant companion.

Herreninsel island

Famous island with magnificent castle and Chiemsee painter gallery

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Fraueninsel island

Munster, marzipan and Chiemsee fish

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Chiemsee boat trip at sunrise
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Across the lake by ship

365 days a year from the mainland to the islands

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Public bathing beaches

Strandbad Chieming


The Chieming lido on the eastern shore of Lake Chiemsee not only has a long bathing jetty and a large sunbathing area, but also its own SUP rental. So…
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Chiemseebad Seebruck


The 20,000 m², barrier-free sunbathing lawn of the Seebruck lido awaits you comfortably behind trees on the northern shore of Lake Chiemsee. The view…
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Lido Sun Terrace Cafe Lounge


The ideal place for sun worshipers and romantics with fabulous sunsets. The lido in Übersee on the southern shore with the longest sandy beach in…
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Kayakers on the Alz near Seebruck
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Water sports

Sport and fun in the water

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The photographer stands at the end of the footbridge from the Chiemsee and takes photos in the Chiemgau Alps
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Hiking next to lake Chiemsee

Always along the bank

To the Chiemsee