Schönau am Königssee Travel Guide
Going to the lake
The effects of 1 litre of beer and...
STAY AWAY FROM THE HOTEL SEEKLAUSE!!!
If the weather cooperates, it is a must. You will see some of the most beautiful landscape on the planet.
Enjoy the scenery
I would recommend walking to Schönau am Königssee. It's only 4.5 km away from Berchtesgaden and well marked. You get to pass by many fun traditional little homes on the way and the views of the countryside are outstanding.
St. Bartholowmew Chapel
The chapel is only accesable by boat and dates originally from 1134.Next to the chapel is the royal former hunting lodge of the Kings of Bavaria where you can now grab a nice bit to eat in a restaurant.There are hiking trails behind the chapel and hunting lodge leading to...
Use the Konigsee Boat Service
The Konigsee iis 8 km long, up to 1250 m wide and 190 m deep.The boating service has been using electric boats since 1909, perserving the pristine quality of the lake.The Konigsee is supposedly so clean, you can drink from it.You will pass the Echo Point on the lake where a...
Schonau am Konigsee is the place where i would return in an instant to walk on those green fields and reach the high mountains. Pictures can't show the real relaxation that this landscape gives you.
I know I would come back here for a week, with this kind of view on my balcony. You definitely have to stay at the Maria's Mooslehen pension and breathe the fresh air.
Nicest location in Berchtesgaden
Schonau am Konigsee must have the nicest location in Berchtesgaden National Park. It is surrounded by mountains and the multitude of pensions with flowers at balconies shows that is a preffered place for german families to spend their holidays.
Salet & the Obersee
When you take the boat trip in Schönau, take the long one upto Salet. It's a sort of hop-on-hop-off and you can get off at St. Bartholomä first, then take another boat to Salet (or vice-versa).Salet is at the other end of the lake, surrounded by the mountains and the...
When you take the boat tour in Schönau, you will see, long before the boat anchors, the picturesque pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä, the "Wallfahrtskirche". The church has bright right wooden towers (round domes in fact). The reflection of the white church with the red...
Take the cablecar up to Mt. Jenner
Take the cablecar up to Mt. Jenner.It starts in Schönau am Königssee (600m alt.) and you can ride either to the Mittelstation (1200m) or to the Bergstation (1800m).If your condition isn't too bad you can hike back down. Stunning views on the top !!
The Echo of the Königssee
The Königssee is a fjord-like embedded emerald-green lake, 8 km long, upto 1.2 km wide and upto 190m deep!Special is the world-famous Königssee ECHO. The boats(wo)man will play the trumpet when the boat is in the middle of the lake and you will hear the echo from all sides....
Mooslehen: Gastezimmer - Ferienwohnung
Mooslehen is great! They also have their own flier and their own post card for guest to take or stamp and send at home. That's just very nice!
Mooslehen Gasthaus: The biggest rooms
This is a big room even for a hotel. Maria, the host, gave us the best room, with a very big and super confortable bed in the middle of the room. I tell you .. you sleep once in that bed and you will want it for your home :)
The restaurant of Hotel Schiffmeister. Nice location in the heart of the small village of Schönau am Königssee, a few steps from the entrance of the Schiffmeister hotel.
Typical "Deutsche Gemütlichkeit". German cuisine at cheap prices.
Jennerkaser: Berchtesgadener Land's best kept secret.
It might sound like an exaggeration but this really is the best traditional restaurant in Bavaria. A totally authentic place hidden in the stunning but sometimes touristy town of Schoenau am Koenigssee.Right at the foot of the Jenner, with goats tinkling their bells in the...
The name of this café-restaurant comes from the world-famous Echo of the Königssee. Location is perfect and idyllic: right at the border of the lake with a wooden terrace built over the lake. View of the mountains at 3 sides, the heart of the village at 1 side.The restaurant...
When you drive to the Koenigssee, there is a toll booth you go through (just a couple of Euros) before the town, unless you know the back way. Coming from Bertschesgaden, there is a way before you arrive at the Koenigssee. I don't remember the road, but when you drive from Bertschesgaden, the is a large rock sticking out of the ground (can't miss it), you would take the next left and follw signs to the Koenigssee. Please find a map to research a better route.
Written Jan 7, 2007
Knick Knacks and Souviniers
In Schönau am Königssee there are lots of traditional clothing stores selling lots of beautiful dresses and lederhosen.
The stiching on the blouses is outstanding.
It's a bit pricey but there are some deals tucked away in the corners of the shops if you look for them.
Also, there is a vintage photographic studio in town where you can dress as King Ludwig II and have your photo taken dressed as the King.
What to pay: There are knik knack shops for the low end souviniers but for the clothing, expect to shell out at least $150-$200 easy.
Written Aug 31, 2005
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During the summer days, food for animals during the winter is needed, so the grass is collected and deposited. The mowned grass smells so nice during the day and during the night. They use old equipment, like this diesel tractor, but they do the job.
Written Jul 11, 2005
Paragliding in the summer / skiing in the winter
If you take the cablecar to Mt. Jenner Bergstation (1800m) , you will find the paragliding launch station right beneath the arrival station.
By cablecar to the Bergstation (1800m) and then all the way down to the village on your skis.
The runways of 600 to 1800 meters, in addition, deep snow slopes of the Jenner Skiarena are considered as insider secret tip.
Equipment: A parachure, preferably, for the paragliding!
A pair of skis for skiing.
Updated Jun 18, 2003
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