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General information for visitors


Current information / Coronavirus

For a visit to our sights, the 2G plus rule applies, i.e. all visitors must either be

  • vaccinated against COVID-19
    (with a vaccine authorised in the EU)

  • or recovered from COVID-19.

You will need to bring appropriate proof (written or electronic) as well as a valid ID (identity card or passport).

IN ADDITION, a negative Corona test must be brought along.
Proof of a negative PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) or a rapid antigen test (maximum 24 hours old). No tests are offered, supervised or proofs issued on site!
Vaccinated persons who have additionally received a booster vaccination or have gone through a COVID-19 infection after complete immunisation (vaccination breakthrough) do not have to present a negative Corona test.
In the case of vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine Janssen from Janssen-Cilag International (Johnson & Johnson), the second vaccination is not to be regarded as a booster vaccination, but takes place as part of the basic immunisation.

Children under 14 years are exempt from the 2G plus rule. Pupils are considered tested (pupil ID required).

Visitors are required to wear FFP2 masks. Children and young people between the ages of six and 16 only need to wear a medical face mask.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

A visit to Herrenchiemsee New Palace is only possible as part of a guided tour. Please note that the group size for the guided tours as well as the number of available tickets are currently significantly reduced.

The King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace can be visited without a guided tour.

The Augustinian Monastery will be open again from Saturday, 22 January 2022; only the Maler am Chiemsee gallery will unfortunately have to remain closed until further notice.

Important note on time planning

Please allow sufficient lead time for the required boat trip and the route to the palace. Allow at least one hour from the arrival of the boat to the start of the guided tour.

Information for people with a handicap

Here you will find some information to prepare your visit to Herrenchiemsee if your mobility is restricted or if you are visually or hearing impaired.

Carriage rides on the Herreninsel (only in summer)

The carriages normally run from mid-April until the end of October (depending on the seasonal weather) between the boat pier and Herrenchiemsee New Palace (shuttle service).


Picture: Carriage on Herrenchiemsee Island

The trip takes around 15 minutes (one way). Please note that there is only a limited number of carriages.

If you have any questions concerning the carriage rides please contact us.

The price for a one-way trip is 3.50 euros for adults and 1.00 euro for children and young people (5 to 14 years).

General information for visitors


Picture: New Palace, State Bedchamber

Photography and filming

Photography and filming are unfortunately not allowed in any of the buildings. Pictures of the outside of the palaces may be taken for private use only.

Photo and film shootings taken for further use as well as the flying of drones / multicopters are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits.


Free Wi-Fi is available at several hotspots on the island.


Bulky items

Bulky items like umbrellas, rucksacks or large prams may not be taken into the museum rooms. There is a limited number of lockers available, but no liability can be accepted for items deposited there.



Dogs and other pets are not allowed in any of the buildings. We cannot offer supervision for animals brought along. Please keep dogs on an lead on the island.


Bicycles, scooters etc

Bicycles, scooters and roller blades are not allowed on the island for safety reasons. If you bring your bicycle with you to the island, please do not take it with you to the royal palace, but leave it behind the cash desks at the landing stage.

Download of information

Our leaflets about the sights on Herrenchiemsee Island can be downloaded as PDF files in several languages.

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