View from the Chiemsee to the Fraueninsel
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Sights to see & places to visit

A directory through the Chiemgau

The Chiemgau holiday region is known for its TOP sights. At the top of the list in popularity is Castle Herrenchiemsee, which has been visited by millions of guests since the death of the "fairy tale king" in 1886.

Bavarian castles and monasteries around Lake Chiemsee

With Palace Herrenchiemsee, King Ludwig II left the Chiemgau a world-renowned attraction. The neighboring Fraueninsel with the cathedral, campanile and herb garden is just as attractive. There are other imposing monasteries and castles in Seeon, Baumburg and Tittmoning.

Castle Herrenchiemsee

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Herrenchiemsee Palace is the Chiemgau attraction. The "Bavarian Versailles" was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria on one of the islands in the…
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Aschau im Chiemgau

A three-pronged rock backdrop, visible from afar - the largest summit cross in the Bavarian Alps - a paradise for hikers and height lovers.
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Waginger See

Waging am See

Bathing, cycling, relaxing or feasting on the warmest lake in Upper Bavaria
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Kloster Seeon


A crystal clear lake, surrounded by green meadows and forests, a peninsula that protrudes into the water and on top of it a former monastery that is…
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Naturkunde- und Mammut Museum Siegsdorf

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Set off on a journey through 250 million years of geological history.
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Freizeitpark Ruhpolding

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Embedded in the forests of the Chiemgau Alps, fairytale fun for the whole family awaits you in the Ruhpolding leisure park.
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DASMAXIMUM – Eine Perle der zeitgenössischen Kunst mitten im Chiemgau


The museum in Traunreut houses impressive works and installations of contemporary art. Exhibits by Andy Warhol, Walter De Maria and Georg Baselitz can…
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Triassic Park Steinplatte Waidring

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An adventure park about the world of dinosaurs and the Stone Age awaits you high up on the Steinplatte. Exciting journey into a long-forgotten time…
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Museum salt and moor in Grassau
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From Roman times to modern art

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Herrenchiemsee Castle
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Architectural monuments in the Chiemgau

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Maria Eck church at Hochfelln
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Churches & Monasteries

Magnificent buildings from bygone times

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Morning view near the Rachlalm
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Viewpoints & nature experiences

Immerse yourself in nature

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Exhibit in the Hofbräuhaus Traunstein
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Destinations for every weather

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