Lake Chiemsee in the Chiemgau region

29 July 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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.   read more…

Frauen- and Herrenchiemsee islands

16 October 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  5 minutes

Herrenchiemsee Palace © Zairon/cc-by-sa-3.0

Herrenchiemsee Palace © Zairon/cc-by-sa-3.0

HERRENCHIEMSEE

The island Herreninsel, with an area of 238 hectares, is the biggest of the three main islands of the Chiemsee, a lake in Upper Bavaria. Together with the islands of Fraueninsel and Krautinsel it forms the municipality of Chiemsee.   read more…

Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria

20 August 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Max-Josefs-Platz © Rufus46

Max-Josefs-Platz © Rufus46

The independent city of Rosenheim is located in the centre of the district of Rosenheim (Upper Bavaria), and is also the seat of administration of this region. It is located on the west bank of the Inn at the confluence of the rivers Inn and Mangfall, in the Bavarian Alpine Foreland. It is the third largest city in Upper Bavaria with over 61,000 inhabitants and one of 23 administrative centres in Bavaria. Rosenheim is therefore the economic centre and the busiest place in the region.   read more…

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