Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Ludwig II of Bavaria – the “Fairy Tale King” and avid builder of castles and palaces. He wanted to construct his own Versailles in Bavaria. This was, in brief, his idea when work commenced on his Herrenchiemsee New Palace. This extraordinary Baroque vision (although unfinished at Ludwig’s death) is located on the Herreninsel Island in Lake Chiemsee and can be reached by boat from Prien in a 15 minute crossing. Once you’re on the lake, it is also a good idea to visit the picturesque village and convent on the Fraueninsel island. All this is just 45 minutes by car from the Alperie.