The Königssee

At the foot of the Watzmann, in Berchtesgadener Land, lies the fjord-like natural lake Königssee. The emerald green lake landed in 2015 at number 12 of the TOP 100 sights in Germany.

Surrounded by the impressive mountain landscape of the Watzmann (a 2713 meter high mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps), the Hagengebirge and the Steinernen Meer, the idyllic lake near the Austrian border attracts visitors from all over the world.

A passenger boat trip on the Königssee began in the 18th century. Today, the lake is driven by eco-friendly, noiseless electric motorboats. Moorings: Starting point district Königssee (Seelände), St. Bartholomä, Saletalm, Kessel. Hikers get off at Kessel.

The mountain lake between steeply rising rock walls is particularly beautiful from the peaks Jenner and Mooslahnerkopf and the Malerwinkel. Other great viewpoints are the Halsköpfl, the Archenkanzel under the Kleiner Watzmann, and from the viewpoint Rabenwand.

From the boat landing stage Salet a path leads into the Oberseekessel up to the Fischunkelalm and the Röthbachfall. About the Röthsteig you can wark from Salet in about 3 hours to Wasseralm, a 1423 m high Alpine club hut, and further into the Steinerne Meer.

On the northern shore is the world's first artificial ice rink, the artificial ice rink Königssee for Bobsleigh, toboggan and skeleton sports, where numerous competitions such as World Championships, World Cup races and European Championships have been held.

Tip: Rowboats can be rented at the boat ride Königssee.