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Current information / Coronavirus

According to the current legal situation, an opening of our houses is possible depending on the local seven-day incidence.

Herrenchiemsee New Palace is open at present. A tour 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.

We therefore recommend booking in advance via our reservation website (maximum 7 days in advance; booking deadline for the next day is always at 5 pm).

The King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace and the Augustinian Monastery are also currently open (no reservation required).

Important note on time planning

Please allow sufficient lead time for the required boat trip and the route to the New Palace. Please allow at least one hour from the arrival of the boat to the start of the guided tour. Only the time stated on the reservation confirmation is valid; unfortunately, it is not possible to take part in a guided tour at a later time.

Please take into account waiting times and restrictions such as altered routes or room closures.

The official hygiene and conduct rules of course apply for visits to all the sights and notices will be posted in each place as a reminder.

Here you will find a list of currently open/closed houses as well as general information and FAQs for visiting our sights during the restrictions due to COVID-19.


Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace

 

Opening hours

Herrenchiemsee New Palace is 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)
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
24 October-26 March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm (last tour: c. 4 pm; depending on the shipping)

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

 

King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm · 24 October-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm · 24 October-26 March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery (north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
27 March-23 October: 9 am-6 pm · 24 October-9 November: 10 am-4.45 pm
9 November-26 March: closed
last entrance 30 minutes before closing time

 

Guided tours of the New Palace

The state rooms of the New Palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour (approx. 35 minutes; clearly reduced group size).


 
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