Chiemsee boat trip at sunrise
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The Chiemsee shipping fleet has been sailing the “Bavarian Sea” for over 100 years, connecting the Herreninsel and Fraueninsel islands with the mainland. All year round, the 15 steamers - including the historic paddle steamer “Ludwig Fessler” - bring guests from Prien and Gstadt to the islands. In summer, passengers can also get on in Bernau, Chieming, Seebruck and Übersee.

The highlight of every boat tour on the Chiemsee is the Herreninsel. Here the fairy tale king Ludwig II of Bavaria built the largest of his dream castles, Herrenchiemsee Palace, with year-round tours through the state rooms. The Fraueninsel, only ten minutes away by boat, attracts visitors in summer with its shady beer gardens and a leisurely stroll through the small “fishing village”. During the long tour, the steamers also dock in Seebruck and Chieming. If you want to visit both islands with the minster, castle and castle park, you should plan a day.

Chiemsee Schifffahrt
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Shipping with tradition

Shipping on the Chiemsee has been around since 1848, when Joseph Feßler founded the passenger shipping company in Prien am Chiemsee. Today the fleet consists of 15 large and small ships that can accommodate between 25 and 350 people. The historic paddle steamerfrom 1926 is particularly popular with guests and, like all other ships, can be rented for private special trips. Here you can download the Chiemsee Schifffahrt timetables.

Prices and boat tours

Island tour west(from Prien /Stock, Gstadt or Bernau to Herren- and Faueninsel):

  • Adults: € 9.90
  • Children (6-15 years): € 4.90
  • Family: € 27.20

Island tour east(from Gstadt, Seebruck, Chieming or Übersee /Feldwies to Herren- and Fraueninsel):

  • Adults: € 10.50
  • Children (6-15 years): € 5.20
  • Family: € 28.80

Big Chiemseetour(all places on the shore and both islands):

  • Adults: € 13.60
  • Children (6-15 years): € 6.80
  • Family: € 37.40

Online booking and card payment on site is not possible. There is an ATM in Prien /Stock at the branch. Seebruck, Chieming Übersee /Feldwies and Bernau /Felden are only served daily in the summer months. In the pre-season (from May 1st to mid-May) and during the post-season (from mid-September to mid-October) the ships only stop in these places on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Fraueninsel island

Munster, marzipan and Chiemsee fish

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Herreninsel island

Famous island with magnificent castle and Chiemsee painter gallery

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Couple walks on Chiemsee
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6 am Chiemsee

Urlaub direkt am Chiemsee

Boy running in the Chiemsee, Chiemgau Alps in the background
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Lake Chiemsee

Ships, castles and water sports on the "Bavarian Sea"

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