Visit Lake Chiemsee - the Bavarian See
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Now that you fully understand German nomenclature you may like to know that the island in the middle of Lake Chiemsee (Chiemsee vacation rentals | Chiemsee travel guide) / the Bavarian See - Herrenchiemsee (Herrenchiemsee vacation rentals | Herrenchiemsee travel guide) is also called Herreninsel, and that on that island is a complex called Herrenchiemsee which is a group of royal buildings that were built for King Ludwig II and was based on the design of the Palace of Versailles. That was the new Palace; there is also an Old Palace there which Ludwig used as his base whilst the New Palace was being built. Before Ludwig acquired the Old Palace it had started life as a Benedictine Monastery, which, after many hundreds of years, was converted into a brewery.
King Ludwig II died before his masterpiece in the middle of Lake Chiemsee / the Bavarian See could be completed, and it is certainly worth the visit, even to see the New Palace in its incomplete state, as the building is still impressive. For instance, the Hall of Mirrors is bigger than the one that was copied at Versailles, and the main dining room contains the world’s largest chandelier.
The other main island of Frauenchiemsee (Frauenchiemsee vacation rentals | Frauenchiemsee travel guide) in Lake Chiemsee / the Bavarian See is often called Fraueninsel, and it contains a Benedictine Convent called Abbey Frauenworth and a small village in which cars are banned. The Convent was founded in 1782 and is still going strong.
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