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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
Wahlstrasse 35, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, 83471, Germany
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Modereggweg 21, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, 83471, Germany
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GrÃ¼nsteinstrasse 65, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, 83471, Germany
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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...more
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,...more
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.
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.
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.
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.