CultureBoth Chiemsee islands as well as the mainland around Prien offer visitors a wide range of exciting cultural highlights from different periods of history. First stops for art lovers are the exquisite ceiling paintings of Johann Baptist Zimmermann in Prien’s Pfaffkirche church and the 12th Century frescos in the chapel in Urschalling. The art gallery in the old town hall is a key element of Chiemsee’s painting tradition and features collections from various regional and international artists all year round. Fraueninsel, Europe’s oldest artists’ colony, features the “Inselmünster” and the “Zeugnis” gatehouse which dates back to the Carolingian period. While Herreninsel offers visitors the chance to see the state apartments and Augustinian Canons Regular museum, not forgetting Bavarian King Ludwig II.’s fairytale castle of course. In summer 1948, the constitutional convention finalised the basic laws of the German Federal Republic here.
Churches and Church Tours in PrienPrien’s Pfarrkirche is unquestionably the most artistically important and valuable religious 19th Century building in western Chiemgau. Prien can be very proud of the church. more >>
The lake, fishing and stories of kings
Lake Tours from the MainlandHave you been to both Chiemsee islands or you simply don’t have enough time to do this during your stay in Prien? Not a problem, why not join us on a 1 hour walk. more >>
Art gallery in the Old Town Hall
The art gallery in the Old Town Hall in Prien showcases a varied selection of exhibitions. It features both regional tradition as well as internationally renowned artists.
Heimatmuseum (Homeland museum)
The museum was established in 1913 and is located in a former craftman’s house which was mentioned in documents dating back as far as the 14th Century. It provides visitors with an insight into typical interiors for the region.
Amerang farmhouse museum
The museum shows how local residents lived and worked in the past. Realistically decorated farm houses, workshops and technical systems provide a fascinating insight into years of past. So why not come and visit, and take a walk back in time!