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Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria

#13 of 116 in Nature in Bavaria
Formed about 10,000 years ago by a glacier, Lake Chiemsee features crystal-clear waters and many great spots for recreation along its shores. For something other than water sports or hiking, take the ferry to visit the islands--the biggest one features a castle modeled after the Palace of Versailles, along with beautiful gardens and fountains. Take a tour of the palace, and then catch a horse-drawn carriage back to the ferry terminal. The smaller island is home to a Benedictine nunnery that dates back to 782, where the nuns make marzipan and a special liquor. After a visit to the nunnery, stroll around the island and perhaps enjoy a traditional meal. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Chiemsee and other Fraueninsel im Chiemsee attractions using our handy Fraueninsel im Chiemsee trip maker website .
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  • Of course the region is quite beautiful and that includes the lake. Main reason the lake is known though is for the 2 islands, frauenchiemsee and herrenchiemsee (where one of Ludwig's palaces is...  more »
  • Beautiful island where Ludwig IIs castle is, well worth the trip and money. The other island, don’t waste your time, it’s all restaurants and private homes. Had to pay for the boat to take us to the.....  more »
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