Schönau am Königssee Travel Guide

  • Perfect
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  • Going to the lake
    Going to the lake
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  • The effects of 1 litre of beer and mountain air
    The effects of 1 litre of beer and...
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Schönau am Königssee Things to Do

  • Boat ride

    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 the Eiskapelle (a dome-like ice cavern that doesn't thaw in the summer).One...

  • 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 bugaler on the boat will play a song and you can hear 1-2 echos. In the old...

  • Breathtaking landscape

    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.

  • Great views

    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 pastures with grazing cows. When you walk 15 min. you reach the lovely Obersee, a...

  • St. Bartholomä

    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 towers in the green lake is so very beautiful, that it almost made me cry....


Schönau am Königssee Hotels

  • Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen

    Wahlstrasse 35, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, 83471, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Georgenhof

    Modereggweg 21, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, 83471, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Stoll's Hotel Alpina

    Ulmenweg 14, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, 83471, Germany

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Schönau am Königssee Restaurants

  • Schiffmeister

    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.

  • 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 field beside, this restaurant serves up the widest selection of hearty...

  • Echostüberl

    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 is typical Bavarian style, it's a wooden chalet with Bavarian furniture,...


Schönau am Königssee Transportation

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    Toll gate

    by richardolinde Written Jan 7, 2007

    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.

    Follw map to get to Koenigssee without toll

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Schönau am Königssee Shopping

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    Knick Knacks and Souviniers

    by Peterodl Written Aug 31, 2005

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    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.

    Traditional Alpine Hat Souvinier
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Schönau am Königssee Local Customs

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    by codrutz Written Jul 11, 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.

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Schönau am Königssee Sports & Outdoors

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    Paragliding in the summer / skiing in...

    by myriam_c Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    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.

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    • Adventure Travel

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