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The Bavarian Alps Sights


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  • Chiemsee
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Updated 11/26/2013

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Boats going between Stock and Herrenchiemsee Island also call at this small retreat known as Ladies' Island. The Benedictine convent there, founded 1,200 years ago, now serves as a school. One of its earliest abbesses, Irmengard, daughter of King Ludwig der Deutsche, died here in the 9th century. Her grave in the convent chapel was discovered in 1961, the same year that early frescoes there were brought to light. The chapel is open daily from dawn to dusk. Otherwise, the island has just a few private houses, a couple of shops, and a hotel. The Benedictine Sisters make delicious fruit liqueurs and marzipan.

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Fraueninsel, Chiemsee, Bavaria, 83256, Germany

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