"The sea always stops somewhere - but that's where it starts again."
The Chiemsee, also called "Bavarian Sea", is the largest lake in Bavaria and after Lake Constance and the Müritz the third largest lake in Germany. Picturesquely embedded in the scenery of the foothills of the Alps, its appeal lies not only in the beauty of the landscape, but also in the variety of leisure activities that make this beautiful lake one of Bavaria's most important local recreation areas and excursion destinations. The lake is known above all for two of its three larger islands: The Frauenwörth Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, has been located on the Fraueninsel since 772. Even more famous is the Herreninsel, where two castles stand. A landscape park with the old castle, a former monastery, and the new castle Herrenchiemsee of the "fairy tale king" Ludwig II, which is based on the castle of Versailles. The islands themselves have a special charm, lively in summer, dreamy and charming in the juxtaposition of culture and tradition in the quiet autumn and winter months. A boat trip over the Chiemsee, sailing on the lake are just as possible as surfing, bathing or fishing. The famous Chiemsee cycle path and many other cycling and hiking routes lead around the lake. Not forgetting the beer gardens in the most beautiful locations, which allow you to experience Bavarian cosiness up close.