Lake Konigssee in Berchtesgaden Germany is a 30-minute bus ride from the town centre of Berchtesgaden from the Hauptbahnhof (meaning central station) and an hour by bus from Salzburg Austria.
Why Is It Delightful to Visit Lake Koniggssee?
The Königssee is a wonderful example of a crystal-clear alpine lake.
Because this place is close to Hitler’s Eagles Nest and Hitler’s Berghof residence in Obersalzberg, his family, important guests and dignitaries used to visit and cruise here along the foot of the Alps in the years 1930’s to 1940’s.
Today, this is known as Lake Konigssee in Berchtesgaden’s National Park where tourists can explore on a ferry that takes them to St. Bartholomew Church and to Obersee stop or at Schrainbachfall.
Visitors just need to take note of time table for boats to arrive and pick up passengers back to the pier or dock one has initially boarded.
My Unforgettable Lake Konigssee Experience
Lake Konigssee Berchtesgaden, Germany is a very picturesque place even if you are not able to go on the electric boat cruise. If you are short on time like us, going to see the Lake Konigssee after touring the Berchtesgaden Town Centre is lovely.
Even just at the Boat Dock, you can enjoy scenic views of the Alps, the Lake and the serene landscape.
It was winter when we came here in November, so it was chilly for us to go on a boat cruise.
It takes about 35 Minutes to reach the first stop at St. Bartholomew church by ferry, so it takes 1.5 hours in total if you go on this lake ride.
Otherwise, just take your best shot in this majestic place in Europe that mixes the power of the Alps peaks and beauty of Norwegian fjords into one amazing lake. Nowhere else but here in Lake Konigssee Berchtesgaden Germany.
Then stroll through shops or grab a bite from small cafes.
There is a real Bavarian feel to the place in marvelling its structure’s architecture and signages.
Even at the parking lot, one cannot help but express joy at the gorgeous sights of the Snow Capped Mountains and the Alps.
As well as to the snowy surroundings.
It just feels oh so magical!
You can opt to stay overnight in few hotels here in a traditional Bavarian form
or in a lakeside lodging at Hotel Konigssee at Seestraße 29, 83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany.
How to Get to Lake Konigssee
From Munich , Germany:
By Bus: Take the Flixbus from Munich ZOB Central Bus Station, and reach Berchtesgaden HBF in 3 hours time.
By Train: Going on rail trip takes you to Salzburg Austria first and then just take a bus going to Berchtesgaden.
From Salzburg Austria:
By bus: Bus #840 (The Watzmann Express) leaves from the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (HBF) and the Salzburg Rathaus, and takes you to the Berchtesgaden Hauptbahnhof (HBF) on a 45-minute ride. The ticket costs Euro 5.70 per person.
By train: Depart from the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (HBF), change at Freilassing, and arrive at the main station in Berchtesgaden in about one hour and 15 minutes. The fare is at Euro 8.80 per person.
From the Berchtesgaden
At the Berchtesgaden Hauptbahnhof (HBF) choose between bus nos. 839, 841 or 843. This will bring you to the Königssee parking lot. Then head to the lake on a 5-10 minute walk. There are shops, cafes around as well so you can stop by before embarking on your boat ride.
By the way, take note that the bus going to Konigssee run hourly, so do check the timetable. Otherwise, take a tour at the Berchtesgaden Town Centre first in case you missed the bus. From there, the Bus stops on Maximillianstrasse near the Kurhaus as well, so you try to catch it from here.
Do include this in your wander list including the Salzbergwerk Underground Salt Mine here in Berchtesgaden. I guarantee you will love Bavaria!
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