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.