Fraueninsel Sightseeing Tour

View of Chiemsee from Fraueninsel. It´s in front of the restaurant where we took our bavarian lunch with a glass of fresh bavarian beer.
View of Chiemsee from Fraueninsel. It´s in front of the restaurant where we took our bavarian lunch with a glass of fresh bavarian beer. | Source

Fraueninsel


Fraueninsel (Women´s Island) is sometimes called Frauenchiemsee. It is a small island next to Herreninsel or Herrenchiemsee which has only 300 ( source Wikipedia) people living on. It is one of the main tourists attractions at Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany.


You can go to Fraueninsel by a ferry boat from Prien-Stock or Gstadt and from Herreninsel. Tourists ferry boats are being chartered from Prien-Stock by the Chiemsee Schifffahrt company. It does not cost much when you buy the ticket for Fraueninsel from Prien-Stock, as with this ticket you can stay in this island for as long as you like or until the last ferry boat go back to the pier of Prien. With this ticket, you can go to the neighbouring Herreninsel or to Gstadt as well.


Strolling around the beautiful relaxing place with its stunning beauty and stopping by for a glass of beer and a piece of smoked fish bread roll at the restaurant is quiet a treat for a sunny Sunday. Sitting at the Biergarten with a cold beer and a Mettbroetchen (bread rolls with raw minced meat) in your hands while looking at the amazing view of Chiemsee is good for having a great weekend. Such a lovely perfect day!

This is the direction signs of the places you can visit in Fraueninsel.
This is the direction signs of the places you can visit in Fraueninsel. | Source

The Tour


My husband and I were so lucky at that day because the weather was so bright and sunny for a visit in the second largest island at Chiemsee. We had just visited the Herrenchiemsee before we went to Fraueninsel with our connecting ferry boat. It was our first visit on this island and I did not think that there are people actually living there. I thought, the place was only for the tourists to visit. But it was not. I saw locals who were doing their household chores.


It must be a privelege to live in such an amazing island at lake Chiemsee as the island is so idyllic but expensive. Though there were lots of tourists strolling around the island, I still heard the chirping and singing of the birds. The wind blows were refreshing as it was a hot summer day last May.

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Zur Linde, King Bavarian Restaurant offers bavarian food with reasonable prices.Zur Linde, King Bavarian Restaurant garden.Roses from Zur Linde Restaurant.Beautiful rose of Fraueninsel.Bavarian Monument at the time of  Angilolfinger and Karolinger era.The cemetery at the monastery.The Glockenturm at the monastery.The Oase of peace at Chiemsee.
Zur Linde, King Bavarian Restaurant offers bavarian food with reasonable prices.
Zur Linde, King Bavarian Restaurant offers bavarian food with reasonable prices. | Source
Zur Linde, King Bavarian Restaurant garden.
Zur Linde, King Bavarian Restaurant garden. | Source
Roses from Zur Linde Restaurant.
Roses from Zur Linde Restaurant. | Source
Beautiful rose of Fraueninsel.
Beautiful rose of Fraueninsel. | Source
Bavarian Monument at the time of  Angilolfinger and Karolinger era.
Bavarian Monument at the time of Angilolfinger and Karolinger era. | Source
The cemetery at the monastery.
The cemetery at the monastery. | Source
The Glockenturm at the monastery.
The Glockenturm at the monastery. | Source
The Oase of peace at Chiemsee.
The Oase of peace at Chiemsee. | Source

As it was lunch time, we stopped for a snack in a restaurant for our lunch. We ordered Bavarian fish bread rolls with two glasses of beer. We ate our food quietly, enjoying the beautiful view in front of us. It was the view of lake Chiemsee with the background of the bavarian alp mountains while ferry boats passed by with many tourists inside. Every now and then I took photos and a video as a remembrance of our Bavarian travel.

As we had finished our lunch, we continued our walk and we passed by some shops selling smoked fishes like mackerel and ale for eating inside or for taking home.

Chiemsee view from Fraueninsel.
Chiemsee view from Fraueninsel. | Source

Views on our way to the Benedictine Monastery

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Strandbad (Beachpool) house in Fraueninsel in front of a snack house selling smoked fish rolls, sausages( Bratwurst), beers  and softdrinks .Inselfischer Biergarten (Island fisher beer garden) where you can have your meals, beers, cakes, coffees and buy smoked fish of different kinds like salmon and ale for taking home.Stored firewoods on a shade and behind, the Inselgalerie (Island Gallery).Resedencial House in FraueninselTraditional Bavarian house.
Strandbad (Beachpool) house in Fraueninsel in front of a snack house selling smoked fish rolls, sausages( Bratwurst), beers  and softdrinks .
Strandbad (Beachpool) house in Fraueninsel in front of a snack house selling smoked fish rolls, sausages( Bratwurst), beers and softdrinks . | Source
Inselfischer Biergarten (Island fisher beer garden) where you can have your meals, beers, cakes, coffees and buy smoked fish of different kinds like salmon and ale for taking home.
Inselfischer Biergarten (Island fisher beer garden) where you can have your meals, beers, cakes, coffees and buy smoked fish of different kinds like salmon and ale for taking home. | Source
Stored firewoods on a shade and behind, the Inselgalerie (Island Gallery).
Stored firewoods on a shade and behind, the Inselgalerie (Island Gallery). | Source
Resedencial House in Fraueninsel
Resedencial House in Fraueninsel | Source
Traditional Bavarian house.
Traditional Bavarian house. | Source

What to see in Fraueninsel...

  1. Benedictine Abbey of Frauenwörth is a pilgrimage place of the patron saint of Frauenchiemsee, Saint Irmengard. She was the first nun who took good care of the fallen women in her time in the Abbey. She was the daughter of King Ludwig I.
  2. Glockenturm is the Bell Tower of Benedictine Abbey with the connecting old cemetery where some of the popular Bavarian locals are buried.
  3. Klosterladen is the shop of Benedictine Abbey which sells their own products like Lebkuchen (Gingerbread cakes and cookies) marzipan cookies, marzipan chocolates, herbal liqours, herbal wines and religious things like rosaries and some products with the photos of Saint Irmengard.
  4. Different kinds of birds
  5. Butterflies
  6. Beautiful flowers and old trees
  7. Observing people sailing at Chiemsee

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View of the Glockenturm of Benedictine Monastery from the garden fence where I took the photo.The Glockenturm from the street.Klosterwirt RestaurantThe script below the window stated that  King Ludwig I, The King of Bavaria rebuilt the Benedictine Monastery in 1836View of GlockenturmThe Glockenturm
View of the Glockenturm of Benedictine Monastery from the garden fence where I took the photo.
View of the Glockenturm of Benedictine Monastery from the garden fence where I took the photo. | Source
The Glockenturm from the street.
The Glockenturm from the street. | Source
Klosterwirt Restaurant
Klosterwirt Restaurant | Source
The script below the window stated that  King Ludwig I, The King of Bavaria rebuilt the Benedictine Monastery in 1836
The script below the window stated that King Ludwig I, The King of Bavaria rebuilt the Benedictine Monastery in 1836 | Source
View of Glockenturm
View of Glockenturm | Source
The Glockenturm
The Glockenturm | Source

What you can do?

  1. Strolling around, with or without a dog
  2. Sailing
  3. Relaxing at the beer garden
  4. Shopping
  5. Sunbathing
  6. Picnic at the Lake Chiemsee with your love one.
  7. Bird watching
  8. Dining in the restaurant Zur Linde
  9. Marrying in Fraueninsel

The day was so fast that we had to go back to the ferry boat to Prien. It was a beautiful, relaxing, sunny day this May. As always everything has an end. I hope you did not feel bored and sleepy while reading this article. I felt so relaxing by just writing this one. I think I have to write next time something that makes you awake;-)

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know when you have visited me, by leaving your insightful comments. Have a good night sleep!


Sources: Wikipedia and Abtei Frauenwörth, Chiemsee

Map of Fraueninsel

Map of Fraueninsel
Map of Fraueninsel | Source

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Map of Bavaria, Germany

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A markerPrien Port, Bavaria -
Prien, Deutschland
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It´s here where you start your ferry boat ride to Fraueninsel.

B markerFrauenchiemsee -
Frauenchiemsee, 83256 Chiemsee, Deutschland
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It´s here where you can visit the Benedectine Monastery and unwind yourself from your stressfull week from work.

C markerHeerenchiemsee -
Herrenchiemsee, 83209 Chiemsee, Deutschland
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It´s where the Royal Palace of King Ludwig II is located.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful tour, it did look great because your photo's as amazing clear,

Joyce.

Voted up, beautiful and interesting, Joyce


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Joyce. Your comment is highly appreciated. Have a lovely weekend!


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Rebecca2904 4 years ago

Great hub and some lovely photos! It was winter when we went to visit Herrnchiemsee and the Fraueninsel, so it's great to see what it looks like in summer! Did you go recently? You were lucky if you did - we've been having such rubbish weather!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for your visit. We went last May when the weather was still great. We were very lucky to have those sunny days in May. So, you have seen the Christmas market in Fraueninsel? I heard it was good. It would be interesting to visit the islands in winter but I´m afraid, it´s too cold to be there for me.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Lovely tour, Thelma, and a beautiful sail. But I was beginning to feel the need for a Bonine (for seasickness) so had to stop watching your pretty video.

You take very professional-looking photos, m'dear.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I always enjoy your travel tours! Beautiful photos and great information.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning drbj! It´s okey to stop when you felt sick looking the video. It´s the first time I encounter the word Bonine. Is it a medicine for seassickness? I sometimes chew a small piece of ginger root to avoid feeling sick at sea.

Thanks for appreciating my photos and for coming by. Happy weekend!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning randomcreative. Thanks again for your visit. I´m glad you always enjoy my travel tours. I´ll be travelling again. Have a lovely weekend!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Yes, Thelma, m'dear, bonine is an over-the-counter substitute for dramamine for seasickness which does not make one as sleepy. And you can chew rather than swallow it.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for telling me about it. It's good to know that there's something that don' t make me sleepy for taking seasickness medicine. Thanks drbj for clearing me up.


noel autor 4 years ago

A beautiful place. How I wish I could go there. But it's very far from where I am. Thanks, anyway, for an excellent article with nice accompanying video and pictures.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for visiting noel autor. I appreciate it. Have a nice day!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This looks like a wonderful and relaxing place to take a vacation. Wonderful photos! Sharing.


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jagerfoods 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

My wife, Silke, is from Schwienfurt and we're going to visit again in the fall. I ran your post by her and she sounded interested in checking this out. Your video, pictures, map, and descriptions have captured our imagination. Thank you for sharing this location with us.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, it is a wonderful place to relax. It is one of the tourists attractions in Bavaria, Germany. Thanks tammyswallow for your comment and for sharing this to others. Have a great sunday!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome jagerfoods. Yes, do visit the Fraueninsel and the neighbouring Herreninsel which is the unfinished Royal King Palace of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. There are many beautiful places at Chiemsee where you can have a relaxing holiday with your wife. Thanks for your visit and enjoy your holiday in Germany. I wish you a happy trip;-)


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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

Awesome scenery! You've visited one of the most attractive nature's spots. Would like to visit some day!

Voted up, beautiful and awesome!

Sharing across!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, the scenery was awesome. Thanks radhikasree for stopping by and for sharing this to other readers. I appreciate that.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Thelma,

By no means did you have me bored and sleepy. I loved seeing the photos and hearing about your sightseeing day on the island of Fraueninsel. Looks like a lovely place! Thanks for sharing it with us. Up votes and sharing!


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nitishchaudhary 4 years ago from Nepal

nice hub


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks Peggy for your lovely comment and for your sharing. I´m glad you enjoyed reading my hub. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks nitishchaudhary;-)


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Sandyspider 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Fraueninsel looks like such a beautiful and pleasant place to visit.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, it is Sandyspider. How I wish I can visit this place again. Thanks for your visit.


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Joyfulcrown 22 months ago

This is what I love about hubpages. I get to learned about beautiful places that I might not otherwise. I really enjoyed your article. I will add this to my list of place to visit one day.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Joyfulcrown! Thank you very much for your comment. I appreciate that. I hope you can visit this place one day.


suzettenaples 22 months ago

beautiful hub and your photos are stunning! I have been to Chiemsee and eaten a meal while overlooking the water. Breathtaking views! I didn't know about the island and now I must return to Bavaria to see this. LOL! Thanks for sharing g this with us.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi suzettenaples! Thanks for your nice comment. Of course you can go back to Chiemsee again and see those you have not seen yet. Good night

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