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Lake Chiemsee is 120 km from the Munich International Airport  (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM) and 65 km from the <see name = "Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport" address = "Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95" directions = "" phone = "+43 662 8580 7911" email= "" fax = "" url = "http://www.salzburg-airport.com/" hours = "" price=""> (IATA: SZG).
Prien am Chiemsee is a station on Munich-Salzburg railway line. Direct IC and IR trains stop at Prien station, as well as slower (but cheaper) RE and RB trains. Travel time from Munich is about 1 hour using IC and IR trains, 1 hour 15 minutes using RE or RB. See Bahn] website for more details. Narrow gauge Chiemseebahn connects Prien Bahnhof (railway station) to the boat pier.
The Chiemsee is ca. 90 km southeast of Munich and can be reached via the A8 from Munich to Salzburg (exit Bernau).
The largest lake in Bavaria is the Chiemsee, which is otherwise 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 square kilometres, have 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 wader.