Herrenchiemsee Palace Park

Picture: Water Parterre in front of the New Palace

As with the New Palace of Herrenchiemsee, King Ludwig II wanted the park modelled on the Versailles complex without being an exact copy of it. The plans focused primarily on the areas that could be seen from the main rooms of the central palace tract – the State Bedroom and the Hall of Mirrors.

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Figure on a fountain

The main parterre on the west side with hedges, geometrically shaped lawns and gravel ornamentation ends in a canal leading to the lake. The Latona, Fama and Fortuna Fountains have been in operation again since 1994, following comprehensive renovation. It takes around two hours to walk round the 230-hectare island, which was turned into a natural park. The path is bordered by dense woodland, meadows with grazing animals and orchards and there are splendid views of the Alps. At the northernmost tip of the island is the Lake Chapel of the Holy Cross dating from the 17th century, which is easily accessible from the boat pier.

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New Palace of Herrenchiemsee


83209 Herrenchiemsee
08051 6887-900

Opening hours

Open all year round

Admission charge

Admission free


May to 3 October

Getting here / parking


Chiemseebahn’ (in summer) or bus (in winter) to ‘Schiffsanlegestelle Prien/Stock

Regular boats from Prien/ Stock or Gstadt

Coach trips from the landing stage to the New Palace and back (from mid-April to the end of October)

Further information


Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Shop at boat pier

Café im Neuen Schloss
08051 968834

Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee
08051 962767-0

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Herrenchiemsee
83209 Herrenchiemsee
08051 6887-0
Fax 08051 6887-99
sgvherrenchiemsee@ bsv.bayern.de

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