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Information for visitors

Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace

 

Opening hours

The sights on the island of Herrenchiemsee are open daily.

Public holidays: all buildings are closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24/25/31 December.

The opening hours are dependent on the regular boats to the Herreninsel (www.chiemsee-schifffahrt.de) and can deviate from the following information.

New Palace (guided tours only)
29 March-15 October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
16 October-end of October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: 4.50 pm)
End of October-28 March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm (last tour: c. 3.50 pm; depending on the shipping)

The waterworks run from the beginning of May to 3rd October.

 

King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace
29 March-end of October: 9 am-6 pm · End of October-30 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
29 March-end of October: 9 am-6 pm · End of October-28 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery (north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
29 March-End of October: 9 am-6 pm · End of October-1 November: 10 am-4.45 pm
2 November-28 March: closed
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time


Picture: Armchair in the Council Chamber

Guided tours on the New Palace

The state rooms of the New Palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour (approx. 35 minutes). The group size is up to 55 persons.

Tours in German

April to October:
ongoing guided tours; last guided tour about 5 pm
November to March (outside holiday periods):
every hour; last guided tour about 4 pm

Tours in English

April to October:
every hour; last guided tour about 5 pm
November to March:
10.55 am, 12.55 pm und 2.55 pm

Additional foreign language tours

July:
French (12.25 pm), Italian (12.30 pm), Russian (11.30 am), Spanish (1.30 pm)

August:
French (12.30 pm/ 3.30 pm), Italian (11.40 am/ 12.30 pm/ 2.30 pm/ 3.40 pm), Russian (11.30 am), Spanish (1.30 pm);

 

Guided tours for children (in German)

We offer interactive tours for children from 6 to 10 years of age.

Please note that participation in a children's tour is only possible when accompanied by an adult. Due to limited capacity, especially during holiday periods, we reserve the right to limit the number of adults per family to two.
Guided tours for children are offered as follows:

April to October: 11.05 am, 13.05 pm and 15.05 pm
August: every hour
November to March (outside holiday periods):
Saturday and Sunday at 1.05 pm
November to March (during holiday periods):
11.05 am, 1.05 pm and 3.05 pm

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to book an exclusive tour for a private group (reservation).


 

Guided tours in the Augustinian Monastery

There are no regular guided tours in the Augustinian Monastery.

A free audio guide is available for the museum "The Birth of a Constitution" (German + English / 20,- euros deposit per device).

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