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Getting There

By Train -- The station at Prien Bahnhof is on the major Munich-Rosenheim-Freilassing-Salzburg rail line, with frequent connections in all directions. Ten trains arrive daily from Munich (trip time: 1 hr.). For information, call tel. 01805/996633 or visit www.bahn.de.

By Bus -- Regional bus service is offered by RVO Regionalverkehr Oberbayern (tel. 08821/948274; www.rvo-bus.de).

By Car -- Access by car is via the A8 Autobahn from Munich.

Visitor Information

Contact the Kur- und Verkehrsamt, Alte Rathaus-Strasse 11, in Prien am Chiemsee (tel. 08051/69050). It's open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6pm. From May to September it is also open on Saturday during the same hours.

Getting Around

By Steamer -- From the liveliest resort, Prien, on the lake's west shore, you can reach either Frauenchiemsee or Herrenchiemsee via lake steamers. The round-trip fare to Herrenchiemsee is 6.90€, and the round-trip fare to Fraueninchiemsee is 8€. Children 13 and under travel free. The steamers, operated by Chiemsee-Schiffahrt Ludwig Fessler (tel. 08051/6090; www.chiemsee-schifffahrt.de), make trips year-round covering the entire lake.

As an added treat especially for kids, the same company operates the vintage Chiemsee Bahn that connects Prien harbor with the train station, but only on Saturday and Sunday in May and daily during the summer season. Unfortunately, the 7 minute-ride may be over before you know it. A combination train and boat ticket to Herrenchiemsee costs 9€ and Frauenchiemsee 10€. Connections can also be made from Gstadt, Seebruck, Chieming, Übersee/Feldwies, and Bernau/Felden. Large boats leave Prien/Stock for Herrenchiemsee May to September daily, about every 20 minutes from 9am to 5pm. The last return is at 6:50pm.

By Bus -- Bus service is from the harbor to the DB station in Prien (Chiemsee-Schiffahrt) and around the lake by RVO.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.