About the Chiemgau

Lakes, islands and mountains characterise the Chiemgau landscape. Lake Chiemsee, the Bavarian Sea, is the landmark of the region. Both here and in the mountains, leisure fun in the fresh air is guaranteed.

Chiemgau is the name given to the region around the district of Traunstein, east of Lake Chiemsee. These include the towns of Chieming, Grabenstätt, Grassau, Seeon/Seebruck, Marquartstein and Übersee. In the east of the region lie the Waginger and the Tachinger See, which are connected with each other.



The heart of Chiemgau is Lake Chiemsee. Bavaria’s largest lake is embedded in the alpine landscape and offers a wide range of leisure activities. Water sports, relaxation while sunbathing and a boat trip provide for varied hours. The Fraueninsel and Herreninsel in the middle of the lake captivate with cultural treasures such as Herrenchiemsee Castle.

See im Grünen mit Kirche

Chiemgauer Kultur und Geschichte

In addition to the impressive landscape between mountains and lakes, there is also a lot to discover culturally. In the Southeast Bavarian Natural History and Mammoth Museum, skeletons of a mammoth and a tiger more than 45,000 years old tell the story of the region. The Seeon and Baumburg monasteries attract visitors with their sacred works of art, while the Rupertiwinkel Museum is dedicated to the craftsmanship of the region’s past.

Kampenwand Kapelle

Wander- und Fahrradtouren

The mountains Hochfelln, Hochplatte and Rauschberg inspire in every season with their wide view over the region. The best way to discover the Chiemgau mountains is by hiking or cycling.

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