Herreninsel island (Men’s island) is the largest of three islands in Lake Chiemsee. It became very famous as the site of King Ludwig II’s unfinished Herrenchiemsee Palace. Modeled after the palace of Versailles, Herrenchiemsee Palace was intended to be a New Versailles and - as Temple of Honour for Sun King Louis XIV of France - a praise to absolutism. Be enchanted by this fascinating palace with its pompous interior rooms including the hall of mirrors.
The Old Palace, also called the Augustinian Monastery, where, in 1948, the foundation was laid for the new German constitution, is also extremely interesting.
Follow us also to the unique Fraueninsel island (Womens’ island) with its nunnery and cloister church, which date back to the 8th century, the Carolingian Torhalle (portal building) and the picturesque fishermen’s houses, potteries and flower gardens.