Prien am Chiemsee

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Prien am Chiemsee
Parish church at the market square
Parish church at the market square
Coat of arms of Prien am Chiemsee
Coat of arms
Location of Prien am Chiemsee within Rosenheim district
Prien am Chiemsee in RO.svg
Prien am Chiemsee is located in Germany
Prien am Chiemsee
Prien am Chiemsee
Prien am Chiemsee is located in Bavaria
Prien am Chiemsee
Prien am Chiemsee
Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°20′E / 47.867°N 12.333°E / 47.867; 12.333Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°20′E / 47.867°N 12.333°E / 47.867; 12.333
Admin. regionOberbayern
 • MayorJürgen Seifert (Ind.)
 • Total20.69 km2 (7.99 sq mi)
520-610 m (−1,480 ft)
 • Total10,789
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08051
Vehicle registrationRO

Prien am Chiemsee (official: Prien a.Chiemsee, High German [priːn], Bavarian (local) dialect [breˑɐ̯̃n]) is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Rosenheim in Germany. The town is a certified air and Kneipp spa on the western shore of the lake of Chiemsee, 16 km (9.3 mi) east of Rosenheim.

The name of Prien is derived from the Celtic denomination of the river Prien (Brigenna – "Coming from the Mountains").



The political municipality of Prien am Chiemsee has 36 officially denominated neighborhoods:[2]


Prien is on the main rail line between Munich and Salzburg. Two branch lines originate at the Prien station. The Chiemgau Railway is a 10-km line extending into the foothills of the Alps at Aschau im Chiemgau; it is served by diesel multiple units. The Chiemsee-Bahn is a 2-km narrow-gauge steam-operated seasonal tourist line connecting the Prien station with Lake Chiem at Prien-Stock. From there boats operate to Herreninsel in the lake, on which is a royal palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the latter nineteenth century.

Bundesautobahn 8, which also connects Munich and Salzburg, can be reached a few kilometers south of the community on state road 2092.

Famous residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Online Page at the Bavarian State Library

External links[edit]

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