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Herrenchiemsee is a complex of royal buildings on the Herreninsel, an island in the Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake, 60 km south east of Munich. Together with the neighbouring island of Frauenchiemsee and the uninhabited Krautinsel it forms the municipality of Chiemsee. The Augustine Monastery Herrenchiemsee, later converted into the Old Palace (Altes Schloss), and Herrenchiemsee Palace, also known as the New Palace (Neues Schloss), are the most famous of these buildings and the largest of King Ludwig II of Bavaria's palaces.
The formal gardens are filled with fountains, a copy of the Versailles Bassin de Latone and statues in both the classical style typical of Versailles and in the fantastic style typical of romanticism that was favored by King Ludwig. Statues reminiscent of classical antiquity are found throughout the gardens, overwrought in the grand style of Richard Wagner's romantic operas.
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Chiemsee is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria in Germany, named after the lake Chiemsee. The municipal consists of the two islands Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee. Most of the inhabitants live on the island Frauenchiemsee. The…
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