I’m thinking that if you add all the things to see and do in and around Prien am Chiemsee in Upper Bavaria you might be just about equal to all 120,000 books in the Solms Library in the Hessian town of Laubach. Forgive me, that was a shameless plug for you to read that page. ;-)
OK, maybe there isn’t over a 100,000 things to do in Prien, it just looks that way.
Prien is both a Kneipp town and an air health resort. How nice of a town to take your well-being into account. A couple of hours over at the Prienavera Erlebnisbad (Prienavera Adventure Bath) will work wonders on your psyche as well. There’s stuff for the kids to do there, too, so they won’t feel left out.
Prien’s pool isn’t the only place that’s family friendly. Let the kids go out on the Chiemsee on a Pirate Voyage, play at the Adventure Park, or take a Fairytale Walk. They might also like a ride on a cablecar or the Chiemsee Course — a railway line using 19th century cars and locomotive.
Adults will find lots of things to keep them busy (can I take a pirate cruise, too?). Try the Barefoot Path (designed to get your tootsies all a tither), the Climbing Garden, scoping out the artwork at the Altes Rathaus, and Prien’s Local History Museum.
Whewwww, I ain’t even half done yet. :-)
Upper Bavaria really is best enjoyed outside and when you’re out in the Berchtesgaden National Park, the Trim Path, walking trails, cycling paths, tennis courts, or even just playing miniature golf you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. That’s not even mentioning all the boating, sailing, and swimming on the Chiemsee.
Historically, Prien is a history lovers dream. You got the Hohenaschau Castle to see, then there’s the 9th century Benedictine Abbey Fraueninsel that was founded by King Ludwig the German. Seems kind of silly to call him that… after all, this IS Germany!
Can’t skip town without seeing the Maria Himmelfahrt Pilgrimage Church and St. Jacobus. Prien offers a guided church tour which will give you a serious in-depth view of these magnificent churches. Really, it’s Euros well spent.
Don’t miss the late 16th century Kronahaus (built 1598), either.
Don’t you just love little gems like these found around town? I know I do. Call me a silly romantic. Good thing I didn’t start reading all the books in the Solms Library, because when you add in all the things to do in Prien am Chiemsee — I’d be here for two lifetimes…