His name is world-famous and stands for smaragd-green water in the middle of
a unique landscape. Glide along the lake with silent electroboats and
listen to the impressive Köngissee-Echo. The most clean lake Germany's is near
5km² and 8 kilometers long, at the widest part 1,2 kilometers width and to 190 m
deep. The lake was created at a gulch which got deepened by mighty ice-storms,
already before the ice-time occured. As the glaciers smelt down, the water
collected itself at the valley.
The ETA there and back takes about 1 1/4 hours. At the half-isle St
Bartholomä you'll find the hunting-castle of the bavarian kings (today the
historic inn St. Bartholomä) and the chruch St. Bartholomä from the year 1134.
This is a perfect base for a visit to the "Eiskapelle" (Ice Cave) a iced
cave, that doesn't smelt, not even in summer.
Can't get any better
if the Königssee was described as "Pearl of the Berchtesgadener national
nark" then the rounded 2 kilometers behind lying Obersee must be the Diamond of
the national park. Those who encircle the lake by feet and look back at the
mighty Watzmann-massive with its famous east-wall is rewarded with a panorama
view, which even the romantics couldn't describe.
The Königssee ship tour
Ship tours all over the year available wit heated ships.
Information ship-traffic +49 (0) 86 52-96 36-18.