Castles & palaces

Spirits, knights, princes and kings ruled the Chiemgau for many years. The historical buildings from this period remain and are a must-see. One of these is Herrenchiemsee Castle.

Castles & palacesCastles & palaces

Spirits, knights, princes and kings ruled the Chiemgau for many years. The historical buildings from this period remain and are a must-see.

Herrenchiemsee Castle

One of these is Herrenchiemsee Castle, which was built by the "Fairytale King" Ludwig II on a small island in the lake and is, probably, the most famous building.

Castle Stein

It wasn't a king, but robber-knight Heinz von Stein who is said to have once caused fear and trepidation in the Chiemgau. His home: a castle carved directly into the rock. It now stands as one of the best-preserved castles of its kind in Europe. You can visit the jail, the torture chamber and the knight's hall at the complex.

Archibishopric castle in Tittmoning

The archbishopric castle in Tittmoning is now home to the Rupertiwinkel community centre and a tannery museum. The castle in Tittmoning is an event venue for special concerts, just as

Abbey Baumburg and Abbey Seeon

In Seeon Abbey, for example, Mozart Week takes place each year – a week of events devoted to the music by the extraordinary composer. During his time, Mozart was often out and about in the Chiemsee. Many places have documentation showing that he and his family stayed there. Mozart even wrote two offertories for Seeon Abbey. The Mozart oak tree, under which he apparently liked to sit, remains to this day.