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Herrenchiemsee New Palace

83209 Herrenchiemsee, Germany

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About Herrenchiemsee New Palace

A complex of royal buildings on Herreninsel, the largest island in the Chiemsee lake. The island, formerly the site of an Augustinian monastery, was purchased by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1873. The king converted the premises into a residence, known as the Old Palace (Altes Schloss). From 1878 onwards, he had the New Herrenchiemsee Palace (Neues Schloss) erected, based on the model of Palace of Versailles. It was the largest, but also the last of his building projects, and remained incomplete



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Untersberg46.95km from Herrenchiemsee New Palace

Northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres (6,473 ft). The massif is mainly made up of limestone. Within it, the Upper Cretaceous Gosau Group is the source of a pale cream, rose to gray yellow, massive and very dense limestone known as the Untersberg Marble. This building stone forms the facade of notable build

Watzmann51.73km from Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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Salt Mine Berchtesgaden52.27km from Herrenchiemsee New Palace

Oldest active salt mine in Germany. Visitors can checkout a portion of this mine, the track length of the visitor mine is about 1400 meters.

Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg54.08km from Herrenchiemsee New Palace

A museum in the Obersalzberg resort, providing historical information on the use of the mountainside retreat by Nazi leaders, especially Hitler who regularly vacationed in this area beginning in 1928.

St Bartholomew's Church55.25km from Herrenchiemsee New Palace

A Roman Catholic pilgrimage church named after Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, patron of alpine farmers and dairymen. It can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains.

The Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)55.3km from Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.