Landmark of Lake Königssee: St. Bartholomew’s
The famous east face of the Watzmann rises up to the west – the longest mountain face in the Eastern Alps. The boat has been going for 35 minutes since casting off from the jetty.
The next stop is the landmark of Lake Königssee: St. Bartholomew’s. This pilgrimage chapel is situated on a peninsula. Next to it is Luitpold of Bavaria’s former hunting palace, which nowadays operates as a lively inn. After the pause, the “Königssee” returns to the end station of Salet. From here it is a 20-minute walk to Lake Obersee. “There you can see the longest waterfall, the Röthbach Waterfall, which stands 480 metres high. Above it, the twin peaks of the Teufelshörner, or Devil’s Horns, tower up 2,368 m in height,” explains Florian Hallinger.