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Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria

#14 of 112 in Nature in Bavaria
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • I decided to stop by here thinking I would do a quick tour of the Palace and leave after two or three hours. I wasn't expecting much due to the season, however I imagine the attraction really only...  more »
  • 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 »
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