View of the Castle.
Herrenchiemsee, a Palace of Ten Days, is on the island of
Chiemsee. This is
the final castle of Ludwig II and the biggest and most expensive of all 16.6
million. It looks like Versailles. First you go through the vestibule and then
to the Hartschier Hall. Then finally to the royal bed chamber in which no-one
ever slept. Thirty industrious women worked for 7 years on the embroidery for
the bed cover.
The palace has 70 rooms, of which 50 were never completed. Ludwig lived here
for a total of just 10 days in September 1885.
The most famous part of the palace is the Hall of Mirrors. It is 98 metres
long and has 44 candelabras and 33 chandeliers. Gilt work is everywhere in the
Steps lead down from the dressing room to the ground floor; here is where the
royal kitchens and Ludwig's round, heated swimming pool are found.
The splendid staircase.
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|Isaac D, 12, from Aberdeen, Scotland,
|In June of 2000 and September of
2001 I had the fantastic experience of visiting Germany, and both times I
visited Cheimsee castle. It is a fantastic castle and is magnificent in
every way. I loved the great hall of mirrors and also I liked the huge
entrance hall full of expensive but fake marble. Everything about it was
fantastic and I think that this fantastic castle is marvelous for both
young and old.
|Stanzi, 17, from USA, wrote:
|This past June I had the awesome
experience of going on a tour of Germany, Austria and Hunagary. By
far the most awe-inspiring visions of the tour for me was the castle at
Herrenchiemsee. The day was gorgeous, and the boat ride to the
island and the horse-drawn carriage ride up to the castle were wonderful.
Once inside the castle, I was transported to another world. The
beauty and opulence of the castle and the surrounding area is simply
|S Longworth, 44, from Ohio, wrote:
|This King Ludwig 11 von Bayerns`Castle
should be recognized as one of the most spectacular sites in all of
Germany. This Royal palace has a beauty all its own. The detail is not
only captivating but exquisite. Many of the priceless chandeliers radiate
a prism like iridescence one can only enjoy only by being there.It`s a
memory I will truly value forever.
|Goug Gitt, 55, from Pennsylvania, wrote:
|In the late 60's. I was a GI stationed
just a few miles up the Autobahn from Chiemsee. It was an incredible
day to pack a lunch, load the family into the car, drive to Prien, catch
the boat to Chiemsee and walk through the palace and around the island.
Too many American tourists to not take the time necessary to visit this superb
island! Take the time!
|Caitlin, 19, from Washington State, USA,
|I loved this castle better than
Versailles! It is easier to see in a day and it is less worn than
Versailles. Also, you don't have to pay for each separate wing of
Herrenchimsee like Versailles. It is also nestled on a beautiful
island. Anything King Ludwig had designed is gorgeous and this place
is stunning and tranquil. It is so cool to see another version of
the beautiful Sun King's palace.
|Anita, 32, from NE USA, wrote:
|This castle is the perfect location for a
long weekend. It is located on an island in the middle of Lake Chiem
(Chiemsee). The lake is a beautiful spot to relax. The boat
ride to the island is enjoyable. The castle was meant to be a replica of Versailles. If you've been
to Versailles you will immediately recognize the similarity. The castle is
still in the process of being finished. Like Neuschwanstein, this
castle was never finished at the time of King Ludwig. My fondest memory is
the wooden canopy bed that was hand carved. You have to see it!
Also, take the boat to Fraueninsel. That is the sister island on
Chiemsee. This island is much smaller and contains a Nunery.
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