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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 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8652 96360
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting this area if you are in Berchtesgaden. Just before the path to the lake there is also a market area for food and gifts. Info is available as well.

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hi there, I can not recommend this place during summer time for families with small kids although it has a beautiful view. Be prepared to wait for half an hour or longer in the bare sun to get a ticket, to enter the boat to...More

Thank Michelleminou
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is classic Barvarian mountains and lakes. The boat rides do not fill up as there are boats leaving every 5 minutes. As with all things German they move thousands of people efficiently and in an orderly manner. The boat trip itself is a very...More

2  Thank Aussiesinmaine
Reviewed 5 days ago

Konigsee is a big tourist attraction, esp. the boat trip on the Konigsee. We decided not to take the boat trip, but instead did the Malerwinkl-Rundweg, a 2 hour circular, which gives some lovely views of the Konigsee, the surrounding mountains and away from the...More

Thank Benno Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have been in Europe for 5 weeks over summer and our day at Konigsee and lake Obersee was the best day we have had. The bus from Berchtesgaden is "free" with a visitor's pass. Drive is ~5-10 mins. Parking available on...More

Thank lald6103
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would suggest to drive there if you’re travelling from Munich, else you can take a train and bus too, you have to buy tickets for the lake tours, they will drop you near the icy mountains, then you can have a short walk around...More

1  Thank Joseph Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Königssee on a rainy (ish) Summers day however it was still beautiful. I highly recommend getting the boat from Königssee early and visiting lake Obersee and St. Bartholoma and finishing up with a drink in Königssee on the way back. Such a perfect...More

1  Thank Rebel L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The boat ride is slow as it is on electric boats that are designed to be a relaxing trip to drink in the surroundings. The short hike at the very end is oh so worth the cost and time. The internet does not do the...More

Thank Mashadeca2
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful boat cruise in the midst of the German Alps. Do not miss going to Obersee Lake, which is a small 15min walk from the 2nd stop of the cruise.

Thank karthik0410
Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be on absolutely everyone's bucket list, so, so, so beautiful. I can not think of enough superlatives for this amazing place. Beauty wherever you look. We came from Salzburg, took the 840 bus directly to Berchtesgaden, then another short bus the 841 from...More

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19 July 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
There's a boat every 15, 20 min. No need to reserve
Zahraa Riyadh A
16 July 2018|
Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Get a taxi when you come down from nest to lake. Its only 5/10 min away. Then same back to train station. Taxi rank is at train station when you come down from eagles nest also. Enjoy
Zahraa Riyadh A
16 July 2018|
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Response from Reto | Reviewed this property |
The Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) is not very far from the lake - approximately 3 miles / 5 kilometers. You can Google "Taxi" on a map of the region and it will give you a few options.