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Chiemsee (kēmˈzā) [key], lake, 31 sq mi (80 sq km), SE Germany, SE of Munich. It is drained by the Alz River. Many resorts are along its shores. On the largest of three islands is a palace built by Louis II of Bavaria in imitation of Versailles.

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