Visit Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle near Munich

Opening hours are long to visit Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle on Herren Island in the Chiemsee Lake near Munich in Bavaria, Southern Germany. Most tickets to see the palace are sold on Herren Island.

Opening hours are long to visit Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle on Herren Island in the Chiemsee Lake near Munich in Bavaria, Southern Germany –most tickets to see the palace are sold onsite. Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle is the most opulent palace built by Bavarian King Ludwig II during the nineteenth century. It is less famous than the … Read more

Transportation to Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle

Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle is a top day-trip destination from Munich or Salzburg and is easily reached by car or on public transportation (train). Boats to the palace depart from Prien am Chiemsee.

Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle is a top day-trip destination from Munich or Salzburg and is easily reached by car or on public transportation (train). Boats to the palace depart from Prien am Chiemsee. Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle is on the Herren Island in the Chiemsee Lake near Munich in Bavaria, Southern Germany. Schloss Herrenchiemsee, the most opulent … Read more

See Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle in Bavaria

Versailles-like Schloss Herrenchiemsee Castle on Herren Island in the Chiemsee Lake near Munich in Germany is an opulent fantasy palace built by Bavarian King Ludwig II. Mad, or Fairy Tale, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is famous for the three fantasy castles he erected in his kingdom during the nineteenth century. The most popular is … Read more

Top Sights in Gunzenhausen & the Altmühlsee, Germany

The Bavarian Altmühl Lake & Great Fossils and Lithography Museum

Gunzenhausen in Bavaria has an excellent Fossils and Lithography Museum while the nearby Altmühlsee (Lake) is popular with nature and water sports lovers.

Gunzenhausen-Blasturm

The main attraction of Gunzenhausen is its excellent fossils and lithography museum, one of the best of its kind in Germany. The Altmühltal is famous for fossils and the local museum in Gunzenhausen has an excellent collection.

Although Gunzenhausen once had a Roman fort and sports a written history going back to 823, the town itself is less interesting than its population of 17,000 would suggest. From the 14th century, Gunzenhausen belonged to the burgraves of Nürnberg (Nuremberg), who gave it some Baroque buildings, but nothing that compares with the Baroque splendor of nearby Ansbach or Eichstätt.

However, it is worth stopping in Gunzenhausen for the museums. A further draw for tourists is the nearby Altmühl Lake. The completion of the Altmühlsee (Altmühl Lake) in the 1980s gave Gunzenhaseun a growth spurt, as it became a popular starting point for water sport on the lake and in the valley.

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Top Sights to See in Wolframs-Eschenbach, Germany

Visit a Romantic Small, Wall-Enclosed Town in Bavaria

Bavarian Wolframs-Eschenbach is a romantic small Bavarian town completely encircled by its town wall. Troubadour Wolfram von Eschenbach, writer of Parsifal, lived here.

© Die Burgenstraße
© Die Burgenstraße

The Bavarian town Wolframs-Eschenbach is mostly visited to see its old town walls and to visit sights associated with German medieval troubadour Wolfram von Eschenbach, who lived here from 1170 to 1220. In 1917, to honor him, “Wolframs” was added to the town name by royal decree.

Eschenbach’s history goes back to the mid-8th century but its golden age was the late Middle Ages when Eschenbach was half the size of Ansbach but twice the size of nearby Gunzenhausen. Its history was determined for six centuries by the Teutonic Order, which controlled the town up to the late 18th century.

Wolframs-Eschenbach is a lovely small town of less than 3,000. The old town is fully encircled by its original defensive wall and worth the slight detour from the Altmühl Valley. Wolframs-Eschenbach, 20 km/12 miles south of Ansbach and 10 km/6 miles north of Gunzenhausen, is best reached by private transportation.

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