Chiemsee Railway in Prien

Chiemsee Railway (1887) in Prien, Germany

In the year 1887 the Chiemsee Railway (Chiemseebahn) was opened. Though this railway doesn’t exactly meet the definition of a tramway, it is considered as the oldest still operating steam tramway in the world.

If you are interested to visit Herrenchiemsee Palace (Schloss Herrenchiemsee) on the island in the middle of lake Chiemsee this 1.9 km long narrow-gauge railway is a fun connection line between the railway station of Prien am Chiemsee and the shipping pier.