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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
83471 Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8652 96360
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the most stunning lakes I have ever seen: particularly from 1000 m above it at a vista point. I also swam in it and found it to be surprisingly warm (it is late September).

Thank mischtmail
Reviewed 4 days ago

Konigsee is a beautiful lake with completely clear green water and cliffs on either side. The boat ride, lasting about 45 minutes, is on electric boats so very quiet. The commentary is in German only so pick up an English language leaflet first. Boats seem...More

Thank Douglass S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I took a boat ride on Konigsee and loved every minute of the experience. The lake itself is the most gorgeous green color. The captain of the boat spoke mostly in German with a little English thrown in. We enjoyed the stop...More

Thank CMac1029
Reviewed 6 days ago

Decided to go on the boat tour of the Konigsee just south of Berchtesgaden in southern Germany. Beautiful & almost silent boat ride due to electric motors - the see (lake) & surrounds is reportedly the cleanest water in Germany. Boat ride takes about 30...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

People who look for scenery must find a day in their agenda and decide to visit this place. Although visited by thousands everyday it still maintains its quite and charming natural essence. Book a boat trip but bear in mind that explanations are only done...More

1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very Nice place , peaceful Even og it's a little bit crowded åt times. We had good weather , the boats go often at day time. Nice hiking trails close by and restaurants. We Even took a swim. Cold but super clear water and...More

Thank Mattias F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful lake and really enjoyed the boat ride, despite the captain only speaking in German and we felt left out especially when he made everyone laugh with his many jokes and anecdotes. I enjoyed the little trumpet music he played as we stopped in...More

Thank yongsiewmee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous up close view of the German Alps. Starting with the parking lot - don't forget your hotel card that when inserted into the self - pay parking kiosk will provide a parking discount. After parking you walk through the "town" with restaurants, hotels,...More

1  Thank skirsch2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Lake Konigsee and Lake Obersee on a recent visit to Austria/Germany (accompanied by two young children 4 and 7). Drove to the car park early after reading about the long queues - the lake is a 5 min walk from the car park. The...More

2  Thank TheTraveller99999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the hotel very close to Konigsee lake. First day when we came, the boat operations for the day were stopped (last trip is around 17.50- 18.00). So we came back today. The child below 6 years old is free of charge....More

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13 September 2018|
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Response from ritikaw2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes . You certainly don’t need to pre book any rides for the lake . You have two options - go until st bartholomew or go until the end of the lake and do a nice walk . The last ferry goes back at 6 pm I think
16 August 2018|
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Response from Katoo | Reviewed this property |
Timetable of the boats can be found online:you can find all boat times on this timetable (untill okt. 14) on the website of Seenschifffahrt. If you take the boat to the furthest point, it takes about 1h15mins. If you don't... More
Lynsey H
6 August 2018|
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Response from Kujxn | Reviewed this property |
Buses 841 and 842 leave Berchtesgaden train station for Königssee. 841 runs every hour while 842 runs more infrequently. >”where we can get a boat” There are boats that depart at the pier but if you meant hiring a boat for... More