Lake Chiemsee in the Chiemgau region

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View from Herrenchiemsee Island to Frauenchiemsee Island © Rufus46/cc-by-sa-3.0

View from Herrenchiemsee Island to Frauenchiemsee Island © Rufus46/cc-by-sa-3.0

Chiemsee is a freshwater lake in Bavaria, between Rosenheim in Germany, and Salzburg in Austria. It is often called the Bavarian Sea. The rivers Tiroler Achen and Prien flow into the lake; the river Alz, out of it. The Chiemsee is divided into the bigger, north section, in the northeast, called Weitsee, and the Inselsee, in the southwest.

The region around the Chiemsee is Chiemgau and is a famous recreation area.

View from Frauenchimsee Island to Herrenchiemsee Island © Bgabel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Steamboat Ludwig Fessler © Sgbeer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Lake Chiemsee Panorama, with Herrenchiemsee © Dark Avenger/cc-by-sa-3.0 Lake Chiemsee Panorama, with Frauenchiemsee to the right © Nicolai Schäfer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Lake Chiemsee and Chiemgau Alps © waterborough View from Herrenchiemsee Island to Frauenchiemsee Island © Rufus46/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Lake Chiemsee Panorama, with Frauenchiemsee to the right © Nicolai Schäfer/cc-by-sa-3.0
Two of the main islands on the lake are Herrenchiemsee (biggest island) and Frauenchiemsee, also called Herreninsel (gentleman’s island) and Fraueninsel (lady’s island), respectively. The third main island, Krautinsel (herb island), is smaller than Frauenchiemsee and is uninhabited.

There are also three very small islands: the Schalch, to the west of Frauenchiemsee; and two unnamed islands, 54 and 80 meters south of the Krautinsel, with an area of 30 m² each.

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