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Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria

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Formed about 10,000 years ago by a glacier, Lake Chiemsee features crystal-clear waters and many great spots for recreation along its shores. For something other than water sports or hiking, take the ferry to visit the islands--the biggest one features a castle modeled after the Palace of Versailles, along with beautiful gardens and fountains. Take a tour of the palace, and then catch a horse-drawn carriage back to the ferry terminal. The smaller island is home to a Benedictine nunnery that dates back to 782, where the nuns make marzipan and a special liquor. After a visit to the nunnery, stroll around the island and perhaps enjoy a traditional meal. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Chiemsee and other Fraueninsel im Chiemsee attractions using our handy Fraueninsel im Chiemsee trip maker website .
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  • The ferry to Schloss Herrenchiemsee is a nice short ride to the island...beautiful snow capped peaks in the background. The docks at Prien have a nice coffee shop and the piers and boats keep a handy ...  more »
  • If you happen to land at Munich Airport and need to drive to Salzburg in Austria, then you will likely drive along this lake on the highway A8. Then you must, I repeat, must stop for a few hours at th...  more »
  • Prien is the main gateway to largest lake in Southern Germany, Chiemsee and is often referred to as Bavarian Sea. The city is serviced by trains traveling between Mϋnchen (Munich) and Salzburg, Austri...  more »
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