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Herrenchiemsee Palace, a royal residence of King Ludwig II, is built on an island in the middle of lake Chiemsee in the state of Bavaria, between Munich and Salzburg.

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location of area shown on neuschwanstein mapHerrenchiemsee Palace

Lesser known than Neuschwanstein, the Neo-Baroque Herrenchiemsee Palace was built on an island in the middle of Bavaria's largest lake, the Chiemsee. It was King Ludwig's largest royal residence, although he only stayed there a few days before his tragic death. The Palace is unfinished; more than 50 rooms were never completed.

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The island upon which Herrenchiemsee Palace is placed makes a fine day trip from Munich. You'll see gardens, museums, waterworks and Monastery Herrenchiemsee, a former Augustinian monastery built in the 17th century.

For more information about getting to the palace, ticketing and the festivals held on the island, consult the Herrenchiemsee Palace Travel Guide.

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Herrenchiemsee Palace is the largest palace and royal residence built by King Ludwig II. It's situated on an interesting island that's worth exploring.

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