Lake Chiemsee is 120 km from Munich International Airport  (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM) and 60 km from Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport, Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95, ☎ +43 662 8580 7911, . edit (IATA: SZG).
Prien am Chiemsee is a station on Munich - Salzburg railway line. Direct InterCity and InterRegio trains stop at Prien station, as well as slower (but cheaper) RegionalExpress and RegionalBahn trains. Travel time from Munich is about 1 hour using IC and IR trains, 1 hour 15 minutes using RE or RB. See DB Bahn website for more details. Narrow gauge Chiemseebahn connects Prien Bahnhof (railway station) to the boat pier. However, the Chiemseebahn only runs during the summer month. There is a path alongside the Chiemseebahn permitting an easy walking route to the boat pier.
The Chiemsee is approx. 90 km southeast of Munich and can be reached via the Autobahn A8 from Munich to Salzburg (Bernau exit).
Chiemsee-Schifffahrt Ludwig Feßler GmbH . Tel +49 - (0) 80 51 - 60 90, fax +49 - (0) 80 51 - 6 29 43.
The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria and is locally known as the "Bavarian Sea". The name has a grain of truth in it: not only does the lake, which has an area of 80 km², has tides like the sea, it also originated from the primeval Thetis Sea, which once covered almost half of Europe.
Among its attractions are the island of Herrenchiemsee with its palaces, the monastery on Frauenchiemsee and Julius Exter's House in Feldwies. The Chiemsee is under the protection of the international Ramsar Convention, which was founded to preserve ecologically important wetlands. Since 1954 the mudflats in the delta formed where the Tiroler Ache flows into the lake have been a protected retreat for many endangered species of waterfowl and wading birds.