The Christmas Market on the Island of Frauenchiemsee welcomes many international visitors each year, making for a really special and unforgettable atmosphere.
This Christmas Market has a truly remarkable and romantic setting in the heart of the Bavarian Alps and surrounded by the crystal clear Lake Chiemsee. The Island of Frauenchiemsee (the island on which the market takes place) looks onto the Herrenchiemsee Island, which is home to the famous 'Herrenchiemsee Castle', built by King Ludwig II. The Frauenchiemsee Island is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year with its still functioning Cloister and rich community of artists, crafts-people and fishermen.
At Christmas time, the island really springs to life! It is illuminated with hundreds of elaborate Christmas decorations and lights. Sweet smelling aromas fill the air, as over 60 stalls sell traditional German cakes, mulled-wine, arts & crafts, gifts and much more. This year, there will once again be carol singers performing, Christmas readings from both local and national celebrities and a host of other wide ranging events taking place, including an exciting children's programme.
Opening hours Christmas Market on the Island of Frauenchiemsee 2019:
- November 29 – December 1 and December 6 – 8
- Friday 2pm - 7pm
- Saturday, Sunday 12am - 7pm
Excellent rail and road services connect Prien to the airports of Salzburg (45 minutes) and Munich (1 hour).