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Visiting Prien: How To Have The Most Incredible Time

While you may not currently be able to travel due to COVID restrictions, in a few short months that should begin to change, and once again travel will be back on the menu. If you’re thinking about heading off abroad as soon as you possibly can then you might have been doing some research into some of the places that you should visit.

Not sure where to go? Make a bucket list of all of the places that you would like to see and visit, and then number them in order of importance, working through your list one place at a time. If you have Germany on your list, then you need to make sure that you stop off at Prien am Chiemsee while you’re visiting.

This little municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Rosenheim in Germany is a wonderful place to visit. The town itself is known as a ‘certified air and Kneipp spa’ and is situated on the west side of Lake Chiemsee, just 16 kilometres away from Rosenheim.

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Like the idea of heading to this little lakeside town? Below is a guide to how you can spend your time while you’re visiting Prien, and how you can make the most of the time that you have there!

Things to see and do

What’s great about a trip to Prien is the fact that there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there. It might be a smaller town but that doesn’t mean that there’s a limit in regards to what attractions are on offer; this little lakeside location has a lot to offer. 

You could opt to hop on the Chiemsee Bahn train and take a steam train ride and tour of the local area. If you want to see more of Prien, this is a good step to take.

You could even opt to take the steam train to the port for Herreninsel and take a trip to this 238 hectare island. Situated on Bavaria’s biggest lake, Herreninsel island is the biggest of the lake’s three primary islands, and is definitely worth a visit. Explore the island’s many walkways and visit the ancient palace.

You could also opt to spend some of your time exploring the local museums to Prien. There are a few different museums to choose from, including the Museum Salz & Moor and the Museum Torfbahnhof. If you’re someone who loves to visit museums and learn about a location’s culture and history, then you will find these offerings extremely interesting.

Not sure what else to see and do? Why not pick up a guidebook to Prien and take the time to get some ideas of the best sights and attractions to stop off at. Or, better yet, why not ask other travellers who have been to Prien about what they would suggest that you do while you’re there and how you can make the most of your time there.

Where to eat

Prien is home to some incredible bars, coffee houses, and eateries, so whatever you fancy you are sure to find it in Prien. From restaurants serving traditional Bavarian cuisine to eateries offering Indian, Italian, and Mexican cooking, there’s a range of restaurants and menus to choose from when it comes to eating in Prien. It’s just a case of finding the places to eat that are a good fit for your tastes and dining preferences.

If you are going to try a Pizza Restaurant in Prien, it has to be Trattoria Toskana. Serving a selection of salads, antipasti, pizza, pasta dishes, and meat and fish dishes, this little eatery is renowned as being one of the best places to eat in Prien. While you are visiting this little Bavarian town, you have to try it out.

What you will find when dining in Prien is that all of the restaurant and cafe owners are kind, caring and extremely friendly. All of the people living in Prien seem to be exceedingly welcoming, so if you want to get a recommendation for a great local eatery to try, have a chat with some of the locals and get their recommendations for a great meal. When it comes to eating like a local, then best way to find out where all of a place’s hidden gems are is by speaking to the local people and finding out where they choose to eat.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about taking a trip to Prien am Chiemsee.


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