By public transport to Lake Königssee:

Bayerische Regiobahn (BRB):
With the regional railway from Freilassing via Bad Reichenhall to Berchtesgaden.
Timetable BRB.

Timetable Deutsche Bahn.

Change at the Berchtesgaden Train Station to the bus Line 841 of the Upper Bavaria Regional Transport towards Königssee. Timetable Bus.

Königssee lakeside (landing piers of the boats as well as the cashiers) can be reached from the bus stop in about 5 mins.

Piers, parking and toilets:

  • Königssee lakeside (Schönau am Königssee Municipality)

There is a large public car park (fee-paying) about 5 minutes away from the pier and the cashiers. Sailings depart from the lakeside about every 30 minutes. There are no roads or paths along the shore to St. Bartholomä, Salet or Kessel.
Address: Seestraße, 83471 Schönau am Königssee
Toilets: Public toilets are located at the car park and at the lakeside. There is also a disabled toilet at the lakeside. There are no toilets on the boats.

  • St. Bartholomä

A peninsula at the foot of the Watzmann East Wall with a pilgrimage church, inn, beer garden and National Park info point. The starting point for numerous hikes and mountain tours. The short sailing with the electric boats takes 35 minutes. St. Bartholomä can only be reached by a long mountain tour or by boat. We sail all year round (except when the lake freezes).
Toilets: There is a toilet in the waiting hall. A disabled toilet is located behind the restaurant St. Bartholomä. There are no toilets on the boats.


  • Salet (am Obersee)

Terminus of the Lake Königssee sailings. The single travel time from Königssee lakeside is about 50 minutes. For the round trip, you should plan for about two hours. From the pier at Salet, you can reach Lake Obersee in about 15 minutes. From there, you have a spectacular view of the Obersee and the Röthbach Waterfall (the highest waterfall in Germany). The Fischunkelalm (located at the other end of Lake Obersee) is a further 45 minutes away. Salet is only accessible via the water or over the mountains (a several hour mountain tour).
Salet is only sailed to in the summer months (from approx. mid-April to mid-October).
Toilets: In the waiting hall there is a toilet and a disabled toilet. There are no toilets on the boats.

  • Kessel

This request stop is a popular starting point for mountain tours and is only available on request.