Chiemsee (municipality)

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Chiemsee in winter
Chiemsee in winter
Coat of arms of Chiemsee
Coat of arms
Chiemsee is located in Germany
Location of Chiemsee within Rosenheim district
Chiemsee in RO.svg
Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°25′E / 47.867°N 12.417°E / 47.867; 12.417Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°25′E / 47.867°N 12.417°E / 47.867; 12.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Rosenheim
Municipal assoc. Breitbrunn am Chiemsee
 • Mayor Georg Huber (FW)
 • Total 2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Elevation 523 m (1,716 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 231
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83256
Dialling codes 08054
Vehicle registration RO

Chiemsee is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria in Germany, named after the lake Chiemsee. It is Bavaria's smallest municipality by area and the second smallest (after Balderschwang) by population.

The municipal area comprises not the lake itself but the islands of Herrenchiemsee (Herreninsel) with its Palaces, Frauenchiemsee and the uninhabited Krautinsel. While the island of Herrenchiemsee with 2.38 km2 (0.92 sq mi) is by far the largest, most of Chiemsee's inhabitants live on 0.15 km2 (0.058 sq mi) Frauenchiemsee.


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.