Lake Königssee

Deeply nestled between towering cliffs with emerald green water located at the foot of the imposing Watzmann East Wall. The heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park.

Lake Königssee has a fascination that has made it well known and popular far beyond its borders. Not for nothing then, is it chosen every year by its visitors as one of the top destinations in Germany. 

On quiet electric boats, passengers glide over to the unique pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä. With its striking onion turrets, it is located in one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria together with the former hunting lodge of Bavarian Kings.

It is well worth sailing right to the end station at Salet. A short walk leads to Lake Obersee where your view stretches across the magnificently situated lake and over to the Fischunkelalm and the Röthbach Waterfall. From over 450m, Germany's highest waterfall tumbles down into the valley.

At the end of the day, you will not only experience the deepest lake in Bavaria (at just under 200m), the reverberation of the trumpet echo, rushing waterfalls and idyllically situated Alpine pastures, but you will also leave behind a little bit of your heart.


Lake Königssee... about 8km long, about 1km wide and has a circumference of almost 20km. It is just under 200m deep. There are no roads or paths leading around Lake Königssee. It has drinking water quality.