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Königssee Shipping

Lake Königssee, located in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden National Park, is an extremely popular excursion destination close to Salzburg. Nestled between precipitous cliffs, areas on and close to the lake can all be explored with the help of the ferries.


An unforgettable voyage across Königssee in Bavaria

The 8 km-long Königssee, its water clear as glass, lies right at the gateway to Salzburg City and is a popular excursion destination for families, couples and outdoor fans. A cruise on Königssee reveals the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding countryside, promising a peaceful timeout from the hectic outside world.

Highlights of the ferry ride

A ride on the electric ship to the peninsular of St. Bartholomä lasts approximately 35 minutes and also passes a world-famous echo point. Once you are at St. Bartholomä, you will definitely want to pay a visit to the historic pilgrimage church and take a stroll along the lakeshore. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy welcome refreshments in the shady beer garden of Gaststätte St. Bartholomä, a former hunting lodge of the Bavarian royal family.

Salet – the last boat landing

We highly recommend sailing all the way to Salet, which is the final boat landing. When you get off the boat, you are just a 10- to 15-minute walk from being rewarded by an absolutely glorious panorama: Lake Obersee lies at the very far end of the valley in in an absolutely tranquil setting, with the mountains of the Hagengebirge reflected in its crystal-clear water and Röthbach Waterfall plunging some 400 m into the depths below.

Facts:

  • just a 30-minute drive from Salzburg
  • ferries operate year-round (except 24.12.)
  • affordable family tickets
  • children’s prices ages 16 and under

Contact

Bayerische Seenschifffahrt GmbH
Seestraße 55
83471 Schönau am Königssee
Tel. +498652 9636-96

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