Herrenchiemsee Castle (Germany)

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Herrenchiemsee Palace (German: Neues Schloss Herrenchiemsee) is located on the island of Herrenchiemsee, the main island in the Chiemsee, a lake situated in the south of Bavaria. It is sometimes called Neues Schloss Herrenw├Ârth and continues the ancient name of the island. The building was built from 1878, during the reign of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Designed mainly by Georg von Dollman, but built by Julius Hofmann, the castle of Herrenchiemsee, where Ludwig II, however, lived only a few days, was his last major project. The work was completed just with the king's death in 1886 and many parts of the building were left unfinished so.

The castle is open to the public, it is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bavarian palaces, gardens and state-owned lakes. In addition, both the gardens that the interior of the building can be visited. Since 1987 in the south wing is the museum dedicated to just Ludwig II.

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Latitude: 47.8604737
Longitude: 12.4020819
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