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“Beautiful Structure”

Schloss Herrenchiemsee
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Private King Ludwig Tour to Herrenchiemsee Castle from Salzburg
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Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel Day Tour from Munich
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Herrenchiemsee Palace Rail Trip from Munich
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Thank goodness for King Ludwig. This castle was built to serve as his "Little Versailles" and is modeled much after the French. Unfortunately he ran out of money mid-construction. Only 20 of the 70 rooms were ever completed. What was not finished today is a construction site. The structure is HUGE. When it was initially planned, it was supposed to be 3 times as large. However, the side construction had to be torn down for financial reasons. In total Ludwig lived in this castle for 10 days. Inside are some incredible rooms. In addition the grounds are beautiful. We passed deer when making our way to the island. There are 30 statues on the ground. There are carriage rides to and from the ferry if the 20 minute hike is a challenge. Well worth the visit!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This castle is located on a island called Herreninsel. There is a boat that transports you from the town on the shore to the island. There is a nice 15 minute walk thru the woods from the docks to the castle. The castle is a copy of Versailles. In the front side of the castle is a big garden with big and small fountains. On the back side of the castle there is a big park with tree lines. Castle is also very nice from the inside. The staircase is especially beautiful. Everything is decorated with gold-plated decorations and there is a lot of chandeliers. Bedrooms are very special. The most fascinating room in the castle is the hall of mirrors. In the hall of mirrors there are some 30 chandeliers and it is long approximately 100 meters. The interesting thing about the castle is that two-thirds of the castle is not completed. There is also a Museum of King Ludwig II. and it is totally worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

As with the other Castles built by King Ludwig, this was an amazing experience. I just wish we had longer to linger in some of the rooms. The gardens also were gorgeous, with weather to match!

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a magnificent work of art, inside and out. The great hall of mirrors and its ceilings will impress even the most skeptical tourist. The gardens have several fountains fountains and statues in both the classical style typical of Versailles and the fantastic romanticism favored by King Ludwig.

Thank Francesca M
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as the other castles of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, but to my surprise, I enjoyed this more. After a ferry ride, there was a pleasant walk of about 15 minutes to get to the castle. The number of people in the guided tour was smaller than at the other palaces, so it did not feel as crowded as on the other tours. I felt as though I got a close look at the items in the rooms, such as the chandeliers and the dining table mechanism which was used to raise and lower the table so King Ludwig would not have to see his servants. The explanations by the guide were very clear and informative. The overall experience was very positive rather than being just another palace.

Be sure to visit the King Ludwig II Museum as well. It is included in the ticket price. It provided a lot of additional information about and insight into King Ludwig II.

1  Thank Jean L
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