Aerial view of Fraueninsel island in Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany
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Life on the lake. Fraueninsel, Bavaria, Germany
We’re looking down on Fraueninsel (Women’s Island) on Lake Chiemsee in the German state of Bavaria, which is named after the convent of Benedictine nuns it houses. Frauenchiemsee monastery, also called Frauenwörth, was founded in 782 although it’s been rebuilt since then. The monastery is famous for its spirit – the alcoholic kind, that is - made with fresh herbs from the monastery garden.