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The Community of Prien at Lake Chiemsee

The German municipality of Prien is located on the western shore of Lake Chiemsee in the Bavarian Chiemgau Alps. The only health and Kneipp spa resort of Upper Bavaria is home to about 10,000 people. Prien is a picturesque traditional Bavarian town, offering great views of the lake and the mountains. Sitting between Munich and Salzburg, Prien is the ideal place for all sorts of cultural and leisure activities.

What’s the Weather like in Prien am Chiemsee?

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What's up in Prien?

The picturesque landscape of Chiemsee and Chiemgau Alps offers a wide range of leisure activities. Deutsche Alpenstraße connects Prien, Bernau and Aschau am Chiemsee to Berchtesgaden and Lake Königssee. Travelling by ship is fun: the port of Prien/Stock offers ship rides to Fraueninsel and Herreninsel, well known for King Ludwig II’s castle, modelled on Versailles. The castle houses impressive murals and Baroque paintings as well as the King Ludwig Museum. The people of Fraueninsel are famous for their efforts to keep alive craft.

The Prien calendar of events is packed with events such as live music performances, theatre, exhibitions, readings and operas taking place at exceptional places. Culture buffs will enjoy “Herrenchiemsee Festival” and “Gut Immling Opera Festival”.

What to Do in Prien?

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the great number of activities. Prien and its surrounding area has to offer – hiking, cycling, sailing, (kite-) surfing, swimming, skiing and cross-country skiing.


The area boasts hundreds of designated hiking trails, taking hikers way up high to Chiemgau Alps.
A romantic winter wonderland: 90 km of cross-country skiing and skating trails wind through the foothills of the alps past Atzing, Sachrang and Reit im Winkl. But also skiers and snowboarders love Prien: overlooking Lake Chiemsee, ski trails lead down the valley from Kampenwand and Steinplatte.
Are you in the mood for summer? Visit Chiemgau Therme in Bad Endorf, not far from Prien.

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