Magnificent, precious and breathtaking beautiful

Castle Herrenchiemsee

In 1873 King Ludwig II of Bavaria acquired the Herrenisland as location for his Herrenchiemsee. This castle should look like the castle of Versailles as “temple for glory” for the sun King Ludwig XIV of France.

The main rooms such as glory stairs or parade sleeping rooms, large mirror gallery, the blue salon, the labor room, the porcelain cabinet, the bathroom and the dress room are amongst the most impressive rooms which are shown during a guided tour through the castle.

However, the impressive castle has never been finished due the financial situation and the early dead of the Bavarian King on 13.06.1886.

King Ludwig II. museum

The modern museum is located in the ground floor of the castle Herrenchiemsee.
With a total of 12 rooms all stages of life from birth till dead of King Ludwig II. by means of painted portraits, busts, historical photographs and original pomp paintings are presented.

The castles Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee as well as other building projects of the Bavarian King are also shown in the museum. Original pomp furniture from the destroyed royal apartment of the Munich residence or from the bedroom of the castle Linderhof are amongst the highlights.

Opening hours of the museum:
April till the end of October daily from 09:00am - 06:00pm
October till the end of March daily from 10:00am - 04:45pm