Fraueninsel Sightseeing Tour
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!
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.
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.
Views on our way to the Benedictine MonasteryClick thumbnail to view full-size
What to see in Fraueninsel...
- 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.
- Glockenturm is the Bell Tower of Benedictine Abbey with the connecting old cemetery where some of the popular Bavarian locals are buried.
- 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.
- Different kinds of birds
- Beautiful flowers and old trees
- Observing people sailing at Chiemsee
What you can do?
- Strolling around, with or without a dog
- Relaxing at the beer garden
- Picnic at the Lake Chiemsee with your love one.
- Bird watching
- Dining in the restaurant Zur Linde
- 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
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