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Current information / Coronavirus

To ensure neither our guests nor our staff are endangered by COVID-19, FFP2 masks are still mandatory in our houses. Children and young people between the ages of six and 16 only need to wear a medical face mask.

Visitors without the appropriate mask must unfortunately be refused entry; this also applies if a medical certificate is presented.

Children up to their sixth birthday are exempt from the mask requirement.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

Reservations are only made for groups of 15 or more. Individual travellers can get tickets at the ticket offices at the jetty on the island.

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 ( and can deviate from the following information.


Picture: Great Hall of Mirrors in the New Palace

New Palace (guided tours only)
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm (last tour: c. 5 pm)
end October-March: 9.40 am-4.15 pm
(last tour: c. 4 pm; depending on the shipping)

Waterworks: Beginning of May to 3rd October

King Ludwig II Museum in the New Palace
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm
end October-March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance one hour before closing time

Museum in the Augustinian Monastery and Maler am Chiemsee Gallery
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm
end October-March: 10 am-4.45 pm
last entrance one hour before closing time

Julius Exter Art Gallery
(north wing of the Augustinian Monastery)
April-end October: 9 am-6 pm
end October-6 November: 10 am-4.45 pm
7 November-March: closed
last entrance one hour before closing time

The Cathedral Chapter Church can be visited only with a guided tour (in German):
Guided tours from April to end-October: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 11 am and 2 pm


Guided tours of the New Palace

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


Picture: Waterworks in front of Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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