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Bavaria: Rose Island

Bavaria's fairy tale king, Ludwig II loved to meet his cousin, the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, or "Sisi", on romantic Rose Island in Lake Starnberg.

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Rose Island's castellan

Alexander Hartl is the only person who lives permanently on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria. Open to visitors since 2003, it features a rose garden designed by Peter Josef Lenné, botanical rarities and a guest house. A ferry takes visitors from the west side of the lake to the island from May to October.

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