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Prien am Chiemsee (Chiemsee vacation rentals | Chiemsee travel guide) Overview

Prien am Chiemsee is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim (Rosenheim vacation rentals | Rosenheim travel guide), in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the western shore of the Chiemsee lake, 16 km (9.3 mi) east of Rosenheim.

Prien am Chiemsee is a market in the Upper Bavarian district of Rosenheim. The air spa and Kneipp resort is located directly on the Chiemsee. The name derives from the Celtic name for the River Prien (Brigenna - The coming from the mountains). The health resort and only Kneipp spa Oberbayerns characterizes today especially tourism. Furthermore, in Prien a number of health facilities and hospitals located. Prien was born in 2003 at the initiative of a student project, the regional currency "Chiemgau", which is now in the entire region is being used with success

Things to See in Prien am Chiemsee

The most significant historical monument is the church of St. James in the village Urschalling with frescos from the 14th Jh. Century

Catholic parish church of St. Mary, 1735-1738 Baroque style, stucco and ceiling paintings (Battle of Lepanto) by Johann Baptist Zimmermann, this poor soul Chapel

Statue of St. Catherine, by the Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) sculptor Frederick Lommel, on the war memorial 1914-18, on the square

Chiemsee-Bahn - Since 1887 operates in Prien am Chiemsee (Chiemsee vacation rentals | Chiemsee travel guide) between the current station and the port on the Chiemsee (Prien / Stock) on a route length of 1.8 km Chiemsee-Bahn. The operation of the narrow-gauge runs to date, featuring original carriages and the locomotive of 1887 and is a listed monument.

Sculpture - In the pedestrian zone, there is a bronze figure of "the new Adam" by Professor Heinrich Kirchner (May 12, 1902 - 03 March 1984)

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More about the History of Prien am Chiemsee

Prien was founded in the middle of the 12th Century (around 1158), as administrative center of the Counts of Falkenstein. Prien am Chiemsee (Chiemsee vacation rentals | Chiemsee travel guide), in the wake of the 1818 administrative reforms in Bavaria, an independent political community. The shipping lanes of Chiemsee have been expanded, promoting more hotels and tourist guesthouses growth.

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Prien am Chiemsee is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the western shore of the Chiemsee lake, 16 km (9.3 mi) east of Rosenheim.

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