Königssee Lake and National Park, Germany

The Königssee is a beautiful natural lake in the extreme southeast Berchtesgadener Land district of the German state of Bavaria, near the Austrian border. Most of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park. The Königssee is a wonderful example of a crystal-clear alpine lake. It’s easy to get to from Berchtesgaden, just inside the Berchtesgaden National Park, and doesn’t require any strenuous hiking. A short bus ride from town takes you to the parking lot; then it’s a 10 minute walk to the lake and the boat dock.

Lake Königssee (or Königsee) lies just a couple of miles south of the town of Berchtesgaden and is Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake. This area has been used for outdoor recreation for centuries; Bavarian royalty and the local rulers of Berchtesgaden and Salzburg hunted here.

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