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83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
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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.
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“boat trip” (132 reviews)
“st bartholoma” (29 reviews)
“clear water” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed today via mobile

On an overcast afternoon, we tried the boat ride across Konigssee. View: View was terrific and scenic: huge mountains, cold lakes, waterfalls. We admired people's bravery for hiking here. Boat ride: 1 Short excursion to St Bartholoma's Chapel, roundtrip tickets cost 14.8€/person. 30 mins each...More

Thank lian1983phuket
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was absolutely amazing. The line for the tickets is a little crazy if you don't get there first thing in the morning. Tickets available to the first drop off point and back or all the way to the other end of the lake where you...More

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a hike one day and then the boat trip the next. Get there early for the boat trip. Well worth the trip.

Thank 735ga2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing place to visit with extraordinary views. I spent two days walking and exploring the area around the lake. The trails are well marked and the ones I did were easy. I know that have advanced trails as well. They offer boat...More

Thank iheartnuevo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived after lunch and the queues for the boat ride was huge. We decided to give the boat ride a miss and went for a swim. It was a very warm day in July, the water is stunning but extremely cold. We hired row...More

Thank Lark1962
Reviewed 6 days ago

Taking a boat out on the lake is an enjoyable half day excursion, but it can get very busy at peak times. The town is a tourist trap, which when we were there was swamped with Chinese tourists

Thank coachIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Königsee is a magical place. Make sure to go early before the crowds if you want to get good pictures.

Thank Graydon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small city in located on a lake, and the way leading to the lake is a tourist lovely village, leading to the lake. The sailing experience is lovely as the path is between beautiful mountains and resembles the amazing fiords of Norway. The water...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By boat ride across Koinigsee. Terrific scenic views. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls. Lovely easy walks and some serious hikes. Prepare to spend at least half a day. Can be very crowded. Can be warm in July/ August. Echo performance on boat impressive, but not for quality....More

Thank magnetboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today and as it is a really spectacular place to see. The lake is perfectly kept and unspoilt and the surrounding mountains give it a perfect backdrop. The only thing I would say is that anyone visiting should be prepared for a...More

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Py C
20 July 2017|
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Response from blossom1008 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but we were there in June this year, so I can't answer your question.
3 July 2017|
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Response from Bespecialtours | Reviewed this property |
Hello, from Germany to Austria it is no problem. There are no border controls to Austria. Back you can drive directly to Traunstein and do not need to cross borders. Next to the parking lot of the Koenigssee is a Mc... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
You will have plenty of boats but they stop at around 5:00 so you need an early start. Doing the lake a hike and a late lunch will be pushing it. Take lunch with you would be my advice.