Prien am Chiemsee

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Prien am Chiemsee
Church at the market square
Church at the market square
Coat of arms of Prien am Chiemsee
Coat of arms
Prien am Chiemsee  is located in Germany
Prien am Chiemsee
Prien am Chiemsee
Location of Prien am Chiemsee within Rosenheim district
Prien am Chiemsee in RO.svg
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Rosenheim
 • Mayor Jürgen Seifert (Ind.)
 • Total 20.69 km2 (7.99 sq mi)
Elevation 520-610 m (−1,480 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,647
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83209
Dialling codes 08051
Vehicle registration RO

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.

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