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Lake Königssee

Relaxed at the foot of the Watzmann

The Berchtesgadener Land near Salzburg

This stunning and popular mountain lake is picturesquely located in the nearby Berchtesgadener Land, at the foot of the Watzmann – the highest mountain in the Berchtesgadener Alps mountain range. Schönau on Königssee serves as an adventurous excursion destinations and is easily accessible from Salzburg.

Lake Königssee runs off via Königsseeache and Berchtesgadener Ache to River Salzach. The lake is located in the east and guards the Watzmann's east face, which towers 2,100 metres above lake level. In the north it abuts on the town Schönau am Königssee. The crystal-clear water is also home of a diverse fish and plant life.

Panoramakirche am Königssee

Königssee boat trips

There is hardly any visitor who would leave this paradise-like excursion destination without a boat trip to the Bartholomä island. St. Bartholomä is Lake Königssee's landmark. The picturesque peninsula is only accessible by boat and accommodates the eponymous and world-famous pilgrimage church from the 12th century as well as a former hunting lodge.

The Berchtesgadener scenery appears very magical from the water. Trumpet sounds and flugelhorn sound from the lake's west bank surround the Königssee experience with an impressive echo. Already in 1909 the boat business bloomed here, hipped roofs still bear witness to this time.

St. Barthalomae am Königssee

Your route to Lake Königssee

Take the express train or your own car to quickly and conveniently get to Lake Königssee. The 40 kilometre long journey already offers stunning landscapes with views over the majestic Berchtesgadener Land mountain world. Before you even get to Lake Königssee you will already see the breathtaking Watzmann towering over the other mountains. 

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