The Chiemsee is a freshwater lake in Bavaria, Germany, between Rosenheim, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria. It is often called the Bavarian Sea.
Two of the main islands on the Chiemsee are Herrenchiemsee (biggest island) and Frauenchiemsee, also called Herreninsel (gentleman island) and Fraueninsel (woman island), respectively. The third main island, Krautinsel (cabbage island), is smaller than Frauenchiemsee and is uninhabited.
Herrenchiemsee has a castle built by King Ludwig II in 1878, also called Herrenchiemsee, which was never completed but was meant to be a replica of the Palace of Versailles, in France.
Frauenchiemsee is the smaller of the two major islands on the Chiemsee, and houses a Benedictine nunnery, built in 782, as well as a small village.