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Information for people with a handicap

Picture: Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Park


Information for people with mobility impairment

We ask large groups to register in advance.


Disabled parking

Disabled parking spaces are available at most of the Chiemsee’s lakeside boat piers.


Crossing to Herrenchiemsee Island

Wheelchair users (especially with electric wheelchairs) are advised to take the boat from Prien am Chiemsee; disabled toilets and parking spaces are also easily accessible here.
The boats of the Chiemsee-Schifffahrt (Shipping) can be reached barrier-free via mobile ramps, and the staff will be happy to help you get on and off.



Picture: Boat pier

Visitor information centre
(ticket office, museum shop, kiosk)

  • The short path from the boat pier to the Visitor Information Centre is asphalted.

  • There is a separate ticket office with a low window for wheelchair users.

  • Access to the museum shop and the kiosk is barrier-free.


Disabled toilets

  • In the Visitor Information Centre (toilet with changing table and height-adjustable couch with patient lifter)

  • New Palace: in the foyer (ground floor) and on the ground floor of the northern exhibition area ('Unfinished Rooms')

  • Augustinian Monastery: on the ground floor next to the historic kitchen


Getting from the Visitor Information Centre to the New Palace

  • A signposted path with only a few inclines leads from the Visitor Information Centre to the New Palace in approx. 20 minutes. The path surface is asphalt or paved gravel.

  • Via carriage: The carriage station is about 150 m from the Visitor Information Centre in the direction of the New Palace. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be transported in the carriages.


Herrenchiemsee New Palace



Picture: Council Chamber

Step-free via ramps; the last ramp in the vestibule has a slope of over 6%, the staff on site will be happy to help you overcome this.

  • All main areas accessible step-free via lifts (length: 190 cm, width: 128 cm)

  • Doorways at least 94 cm wide

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Seats available

  • Wheelchairs available for hire


Augustinian Monastery

Path to the Augustinian Monastery

The step-free path from the Visitor Information Centre to the Augustinian Monastery is signposted and leads along asphalt and paved gravel paths (in parts over 6% gradient).



Picture: Imperial Hall

Separate step-free access via the inner courtyard (rose garden); bell for wheelchair users at the door

  • All main areas accessible step-free via lifts (length: 190 cm, width: 128 cm)

  • Doorways at least 94 cm wide

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Seats available

  • wheelchairs are available for hire


Cathedral Chapter Church

Please note

Visits of the Cathedral Chapter Church are only possible in the summer half-year and only as part of a guided tour (in German) / Guided tour times. We kindly ask wheelchair users to register in advance for a guided tour. Thank you for your support!


Picture: Cathedral Chapter Church, gallery floor

The floor level of the nave is approx. 80 cm below the entrance level. A footbridge allows barrier-free access to the ground floor.

  • Gallery floor accessible step-free via lift (length: 130 cm x width: 92 cm)

  • Not all areas accessible by wheelchair

  • Doorways at least 90 cm wide

  • Level, non-slip flooring


Palace park / Herrenchiemsee Island (paths)

  • The paths to the sights are signposted.

  • Path surface mostly asphalt or paved gravel

  • Seats available

  • North part: mostly wheel friendly, level or slight slopes

  • South part: uneven woodland paths, more slopes


Picture: View from Herrenchiemsee Island to the Chiemsee and the mountains

Information for the visually impaired

  • No guidance system for the visually impaired available

  • No audio guide available

Information for the hearing impaired

  • No induction loop for hearing aids available

  • Written information available

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