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The emerald-green Königssee near Berchtesgaden is surrounded by steep walls of rock, with the 1800-metre east wall of the Watzmann towering above its west shore.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
83471 Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8652 96360
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not much new to say...pay the money and make the journey! We were there in mid-October and could only go to St. Bartholomew rather than to Salem and the Obersee. We went late in the day and the lake was beautiful. Keep in mind in...More

Thank alybetts12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on our first day at Berchtesgaden. Time was nice and we were advised to go early. We skipped St Bartolomew and went to Sallet. Went down and walked for perhaps 1 hour to the Obersee and to the Fischunkelalm farm. We had...More

Thank Arturo I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing lake which Mother Earth created here. Hint: Buy a ticket to “Salet” and combine the “Königssee” with the “Obersee”.

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous lake, make sure you take the ferry to the other side or you will miss 85% of its beauty! Our ferry guide did not speak English, so don’t expect it. Still so worth it and so beautiful!!! We stopped at Salet and spend around...More

Thank Rieslingfamtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Königssee Lake Cruise and it was stunning! Beautiful views, peaceful, calm water and breathtaking! We had tried to do this couple years ago, but pouring down rain! One is the staff on the boat, played the trumpet and you could hear the...More

Thank Joann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lake and its surrounding is simply breathtaking. It is a piece of unspoilt, nature paradise and is still easily accessible to the public. Königssee has indeed live up to its reputation as the cleanest lake in Germany with its crystal clear lake water and...More

Thank zinnamon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull lake, fun boat ride, very nice touristic area where the boat trip starts. There are 2 stops. We stopped at both and had a short walk in each. I think you can rent a boat and go on your own.

Thank yaron_hadas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Instead of taking the boat, we chose to walk. Lovely trails around the lake. Super views as we climbed up and then down. The view of the lake first through the tall trees are superb, and then you can get down to the level of...More

Thank JG-Blr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wind, air, and surrounding. no excuse to skip this place . i definitely will come back again for summer view

Thank Serena C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps the highlight of our southern Germany vacation this is one to include for anyone. No way to describe the boat ride and unforgettable views, obly photos can speak of its beauty!

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12 September 2018|
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Response from ritikaw2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes . You certainly don’t need to pre book any rides for the lake . You have two options - go until st bartholomew or go until the end of the lake and do a nice walk . The last ferry goes back at 6 pm I think
16 August 2018|
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Response from Katoo | Reviewed this property |
Timetable of the boats can be found online:you can find all boat times on this timetable (untill okt. 14) on the website of Seenschifffahrt. If you take the boat to the furthest point, it takes about 1h15mins. If you don't... More
Lynsey H
5 August 2018|
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Response from Kujxn | Reviewed this property |
Buses 841 and 842 leave Berchtesgaden train station for Königssee. 841 runs every hour while 842 runs more infrequently. >”where we can get a boat” There are boats that depart at the pier but if you meant hiring a boat for... More