The Chiemsee-Alpenland region in southern Bavaria is defined by the largest lake in the state, the Chiemsee. A trip on the boat to the Fraueninsel with its original flair and the charming fishermen’s huts has to be part of any programme. Here freshly-caught whitefish is served a real delicacy. Only a stone’s throw away is the Herreninsel with its palace Schloss Herrenchiemsee. The fairy-tale King Ludwig II had it built as a copy of the Versailles Palace. Even today it still impresses visitors with its grand staircase, the stately bedroom and the hall of mirrors.
Not far from the Chiemsee there are 50 peaks and 60 huts waiting to be conquered and visited. The four cable car companies Kampenwand, Wendelstein, Hochries and Hocheck will make it easier for you to reach the peak. Once you’re at the summit traditional huts entice you to stop for a bite to eat or to sunbathe and enjoy the view. And after you’ve enjoyed the outdoors, Rosenheim, with its onion-like domes and its wide squares invite you to linger for a while. Thanks to several cross-regional cycle paths the city is excellently connected to the cycle path network and is the cultural highlight of the Chiemsee-Alpenland. The “Lokschuppen” exhibition centre offers different exhibitions each year from dinosaurs to Vikings as well as life in ancient Egypt in the former locomotive sheds.
It’s the biggest and many say the most beautiful lake in Bavaria. The Chiemsee stretches for roughly 80 square kilometres and is also known as the “Bavarian Sea”. Visitors can find lots of places to go swimming or sunbathing here:
The lido Chiemseepark in Seebruck is very popular with extensive meadows and gentle shores for small children or the lido in Chieming on the eastern shores with beach volleyball, children’s play area etc. But you shouldn’t just go swimming or sunbathing here: cruise boats to the famous islands on the lake also start in Prien. On the Herreninsel fairy-tale King Ludwig II had the New Palace Herrenchiemsee built from 1878, inspired by the magnificent building of Versailles, including the magnificent water fountains and the hall of mirrors. After eight years of building work the project was stopped after the King’s death, but many sumptuous rooms such as the stately bedroom could still be finished. Lots of visitors also make the trip to the Fraueninsel. Whoever wants to discover the nun’s convent with the impressive onion-shaped tower should stay overnight in the “Inselhotel zur Linde” or in the “Inselwirt”.
Quelle: MERIAN Oberbayern