Chiemsee in Germany might not be your first choice to visit, but if you do, you will find it charming and with many things to do.
Germany is huge and that is why you can always find beautiful places, no matter how many times you have been traveling around Germany.Whenever we traveled to Germany, we just passed the Chiemsee, but this year, we have finally made a stop there too. We did not have the perfect weather to really enjoy Chiemsee to the fullest, but we still have managed to find our top 10 things to do there.
10 things to do at Chiemsee Germany
1. Take a walk along the shore of Chiemsee
One of the nicest things about the lake Chiemsee is the fact, that there are numerous walking paths along the shore. They are also perfect for a baby stroller.
2. Visit the Herreninsel (Men Island) for the castle
People mostly stop at the Chiemsee because of the Herreninsel, as one of the castles of the King Ludwig II of Bavaria can be found there. The castle was never finished, but it was built as a copy of the bigger and more famous castle in Versailles.
3. Walk around the Fraueninsel (Women Island)
The Fraueninsel is smaller than the Herreninsel, what makes it even more perfect for an enjoyable and picturesque walk around the island. You will only need about 20-30 minutes to walk around it on foot. You will also pass the amazing Benedictine convent.
4. Try the nun’s liquor
The Fraueninsel has around 300 residents along the nun’s living in the convent. The convent is known for many things and one of the better ones is also its liquor/spirit and marzipan production.
5. Take a cup of coffee at one of the numerous cafés along the lake
If you are lucky with the weather a cup of coffee or a cocktail in one of the cafés along the lake shore is a must thing to do. After all, Chiemsee is known as the Bavarian sea.
6. Enjoy the beautiful views
Water, islands, sailing boats, ducks, cyclists, cafés, trees, marinas… The lake is so diverse you cannot get bored with the views.
7. Rent a bike for some cycling
A great thing about Chiemsee is also its numerous biking paths along the lake. You can choose the length according to your fitness level. But one thing is certain – no matter how many kilometers you will do, you will enjoy the ride for sure.
8. Visit the Wasserburg town
Not far from the Chiemsee (from Gstadt to Wasserburg is around 30 kilometers) is a beautiful medieval town. Many of its old and historically important buildings in the town’s old center are still intact, what makes this town along the Inn river one of a kind place to visit.
9. Stay the night at the tourist farm near Chiemsee
To really get to know the local life, the best thing to do when in Chiemsee, is to stay at one of the tourist farms. We had one overnight accommodation at the Ferienhof Moyer, set at the outskirt of a small village Höslwang. You will get a warm welcome from the owners and a nice, clean room with a local products breakfast.
If you are traveling to Chiemsee with kids, they will also enjoy a visit to their stables with cows.
10. Find the cute little frogs
Last but not least – the whole Bavaria is full of cute looking frogs, so make sure to find some yourself too.
A few days at the Chiemsee will be a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the German cities. If you are visiting Munich and want to enjoy some nature, which goes hand by hand with history, make sure to visit the Chiemsee Lake too.