Visiting Schloss Herrenchiemsee 参观海伦基姆宫
09.02.2008 5 °C
Today was our marriage anniversary, we went to Chiemsee, Germany, and visited the famous Schloss Herrenchiemsee on the Herreninsel.
Here is Chiemsee harbor.
There are two islands on Chiemsee, the big one is Herreninsel, and the small one is Fraueninsel.
This picture was Fraueninsel, but we did not go to visit there.
It is the famous Schloss Herrenchiemsee.
It looked so empty in winter.
But inside the castle, it looked much nicer than outside.
This is the entrance hall.
The official bedroom of the king.
The working room with desk.
On the wall is a picture of the french king Louis XIV.
This castle was built to his honour.
The mirror hall.
It was a copy of the mirror hall of castle Versailles, but actually it is bigger than the original in France.
The private bedroom.
The dining room.
It has a big lustre in the center, which is made of porcelain and is extremely expensive. It took many working hours to make it.
The salon has very nice furniture.
While building this castle, the King (Ludwig 2.) went bankrupt and thus could not finish this castle.
So most rooms are unfinished, as you can see here.
Ludwig 2. planned to build many other castles, of which 2 were finished.
Here is an early plan of castle Neuschwanstein, which was built and finished, and the final castle looks even nicer than this early planning model.
Some porcelain figures which were presents to the king.
After visiting Chiemsee, we went to Traunstein (Germany) to take dinner.
We had some typical Bavarian food.