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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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I visited Konigssee first in 1969.. It was beautiful then but apart from an increase in footfall and the later closure of the roads to traffic, little has changed.. I stayed at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Konigssee first in 1969.. It was beautiful then but apart from an increase in footfall and the later closure of the roads to traffic, little has changed.. I stayed at the Hotel by the lake all those years ago..It's still there and just as I remember it. The lake is stunning and the electric boat trips are essential..... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience! Absolutely loved it. Be sure to take the short hike at the end to see the second lake. I have some lovely photos of the reflections and the clear water.

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Thank NannaLeah
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had three fantastic days on a B.A. Short break holiday to Salzburg.stayed at Hotel Mirabelle which was very near the centre.Day one tried to familiarise ourselves with the City and the Bus route.Get bus from Airport, it is really easy. If you want to go on ant trips try the Bus Services ask for Tagsticket which enables you to use... More 

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Thank Georgi1954
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Konigsee is a natural alpine lake located just south of the town of Berchtesgaden, Germany. This town is in Bavaria and is about 100 miles southeast of Munich and about 17 miles south of Salzburg, Austria. It is easy to visit from Salzburg as a bus runs from the center of Salzburg to the Berchtesgaden train station. From the train... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must See! Take a day trip and have an amazing & breathtaking view. - From Berchtesgaden 10mins Bus (no. 841 / EUR3.00) to Königssee - 1hr Boat (EUR14.50 round trip) to St. Bartholomä

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking - just go! We took the boat tour - it offers incredible views; at a certain location the captain stopped and the guide prepared himself to sing on the trumpet - you can hear the echo very clearly...it's something that you can experience lively. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the 1.05pm ferry to St Bartholoma, a church a few kilometres along the lake. This was as far as the ferry goes in the Winter months. Each ferry is electric powered and has a guide on board. The commentary was in German only and the guide was looking for tips. Views were quite spectacular (but I tended to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cobble stone walk to the lakes edge is lined with shop that cater for a small tourst trade. The lake is nstled between steep mountains. Nice scenery. We did not have time to catch the lake ferry. If you have timd it is worth the trip especially if you have not been to alpine lakes before

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The deeper into the valley you travel, the better the view. The bonus of having a short trumpet tune played for the echo is a great feature; however, the trumpeter walking to you expecting a tip is a major turnoff to me. Tips should not be demanded/expected for what is part of the excursion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a sunny, warm afternoon. We first took pics from the peak of Jennerbahn, then walked over to take a boat ride on the Konigssee. We felt the boat ride was too long, but the views were beautiful.

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