Photo Essay: Königssee

Most hotels in Berchtesgaden offer their guests a free card, which allows them to take most of the regional busses for free. One notable exception is the bus to Salzburg, which requires a return ticket of five euros per person. Anyway, one sunny morning Lars and I took the bus to the Königssee, which is often called the most beautiful alpine lake. We were curious to see if this place was really worth it.

The bus ride took about 15 minutes and drove through the cozy and pretty village of Schönau. After you get off at the bus stop, expect a walk of about 10 minutes through a very touristic street:

I was surprised to see that the water of the lake isn’t blue, but green. The Königssee is also very narrow, like a fjord. It is about 8 kilometres long and used to be one of the favourite places of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. When I was there, a bit of mist was still floating on it. I have to admit that the lake is indeed breathtaking:

A lot of people take a boat to visit the rest of the lake. We didn’t, because we don’t like crowds. I wonder if there is a road around the Königssee; if so, we would like to come back and see more of it.


  • Mike January 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • GP Cox January 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    There is nothing nicer than seeing one of your posts in my Reader page – Thanks you two!!

    • Ingrid D. January 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      And there is nothing nicer than getting sweet comments like yours!


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