In some respects, as with its vast Hall of Mirrors, Herrenchiemsee actually surpasses Versailles. With its elegant gardens and walkways and its luscious interiors of gold, glass and porcelain, it is a visually overwhelming monument to opulence, and also reflects the eccentric and troubled personality of Ludwig: such as the celebrated elevated dining table which could be raised and lowered through the floor to the kitchens below so that the reclusive king did not have to see his servants.
We'll give you a tour and tell you the story, and give you the option of touring the interior of the castle. The complete day trip is one of the most unique and beautiful tourist experiences you can have in Germany.
Please note: this does involve additional costs: (you pay that at the Radius Tours office)
EUR 9 palace entrance fee for everyone over 18 years old (optional).
EUR 11 for the boat rides
- Fully guided tours of both islands
- Just a 1 hour train journey to and from Munich
- Old fashioned "lake train" + 2 boat trips
- Palace grounds and walkways
- Palace interior tour (optional)
- Fraueninsel island with convent