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Konigssee

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Address: 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The emerald-green Königssee near Berchtesgaden is surrounded by steep walls...

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.

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Very picturesque and beautiful

Königssee is as beautiful as advertised. Admittedly, it's a bit of a logistical hassle to get to, even staying in Berchtesgaden, but it was so worth the experience. We started... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Königssee is as beautiful as advertised. Admittedly, it's a bit of a logistical hassle to get to, even staying in Berchtesgaden, but it was so worth the experience. We started the day by taking one of the DB Rregionalverkehr Oberbayern (RVO) buses from Berchtesgaden Hbf to the Königssee bus stop. These buses don't run very often, so one definitely needs... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Konigssee is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I've ever seen in my life. The electric boats glide quietly through the crystal clear water. The scenery is stunning. It's awesome to hear the echo of the trumpet played by the tour guide. We rode out to the gorgeous St. Bartholomew church. I recommend visiting in September when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared for lots of tourists. Try to come soon on weekends as parking spots tend to run out around 11am. Going up the Jennerbahn is very nice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They only allow electric boats on this lake and there are not too many of them. The day we went there was a 2 hour wait to get a ride. We did not want to do that so we took a walk along the lake. The colour of the lake is a stunning blue/green. It is very picturesque with may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Konigsee in Bavaria is the third deepest German lake and is very close to the Austrian border. There are wonderful views to be had whether you are down at the lake or up in the mountains at places like 'The Eagles Nest'.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Konigsee was absolutely beautiful! This is a not to miss when in Berchtesgaden. Try to go on day when the weather is nice, unfortunately it was raining the day we went but we only had that day. It is still worth it even in the rain and was not sorry we went. We just made the best of it and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We love everything about this lake. Shönau Am Königssee is one of the best places I've ever been. Restaurants are available inside. Great place to chill and drink beer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited at a quiet time. Berchtesgaden tends to be busiest in high summer and the ski season. However lake Königssee was still quite popular. The scenery is beautiful and a hike up to the glacier is easy and recommended (I don't think it will be there much longer!) try the fresh fish caught in the lake and, if your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We decided to take the boat ride to the Obersee and t was the best! St. Bartholome was a bit crowded but getting away from the church and th restaurant it is really nice to see. Take good walking shoes with you because there is the possibility to hike up to the ice chapel (takes about 40 minutes). But the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

All worked very nicely and easily with the lake trip, only negative was a little bit rainy weather but that's how it is in May. Boat trip is not too long and the scenery is very beautiful.

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