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Lake Chiemsee and the Chiemgau Alps in Bavaria

Bavarian author Ludwig Ganghofer once said about Chiemgau - "Those whom God loves are those he sends down to earth in this land" – and he was right!

In Bavaria's Chiemgau region, and on Lake Chiemsee in particular, you really will find everything you need for a great day trip or an enjoyable holiday. Chiemsee, affectionately referred to as the "Bavarian Sea", covers an area of over 80 square kilometres and is therefore Bavaria's largest area of inland water.

The lake is approx. 60 km in circumference - an impressive and beautiful flat stretch to enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama of the Bavarian Alps and views of the Chiemsee islands; Frauenchiemsee, Herrenchiemsee and Krautinsel.

Enjoy a holiday on Chiemsee at Hotel Gut Ising! On top of Chiemgau's natural beauty, our attractive 4-star superior hotel offers the perfect opportunity for a fantastic holiday; with gourmet food, wonderful spa and wellness facilities, numerous leisure activities and sporting highlights such as cycling, hiking, riding, polo, golf, tennis, sailing and lots more - on or around the lake at Chiemsee.

You will find our hotel on Kirchberg between Chieming and Seebruck, where you will also find great ideas for a fantastic holiday in Bavaria.

Herren- & Fraueninsel - The Chiemsee islands

Many attractive beer gardens, beach bars and bathing beaches around the lake are inviting places to linger, bathe and enjoy good food. It is possible to appreciate and discover this stretch by bicycle, walking or from the water.

With one of the Chiemseeschifffahrt boats operated by Ludwig Feßler you can take to the water and visit the islands: Herrenchiemsee, with its majestic fairytale palace from King Lugwig II or the old monastery on Frauenchiemsee – each island is worth a visit and offers plenty to discover.

The Chiemgau Alps

Those who find the route around Lake Chiemsee too flat can climb our local mountains; Hochfelln, Hochgern and Kampenwand. When stopping at a traditional Alpine lodge for refreshments, you'll be overwhelmed by the view over Lake Chiemsee with its picturesque towns and villages: Prien, Gstadt, Seeon-Seebruck, Chieming as far as Ruhpolding and Bad Reichenhall.

Summit cross on Hochfelln - image (c) Chiemgau Tourismus