I went to heaven this weekend, it’s actually in the Bavarian mountains.
After our day trip to Munich on my birthday, we trained further into Bavaria to a town called Berchtesgaden. Very near to Berchtesgaden is a little place called Königssee (King’s Lake). Go there. Highly recommend.
It’s a [very large] lake surrounded by [very large] mountains. It’s two days later and I’m still having trouble processing everything. It was literally so much beauty in such a short amount of time, my brain was on overload. It’s going to be hard to put it into words, so it’s a good thing I took about 892,003,726 pictures (not really, but almost). For this reason, this post comes to you in chronological parts.
1. The Boat
Okay, so to get actually into the Königssee, we took a bus from Berchtesgaden and to the “mainland”. There, we bought our tickets and got on the boat. The boat ride has two stops, depending on how far you want to go. There was a guide, and he gave information about various points of interest during the 50 minute ride (we went all the way out), but it was in German so I only got some of it. But even the boat ride out was incredible.
Our first stop was Salet, the docking point that is farthest from the “mainland”. We didn’t spend a while lot of time here, as there’s not really anything but a restaurant there, and the head of several hiking trails into the mountains. Although it’s got a great view of the lake, mountains, and large grassy fields of flowers.
We hiked from Salet further into the mountains. We made it to this other little lake, and it was just wow. This is the part that words can’t properly express. It’s basically heaven on earth, basically the most amazing thing. I’ve never seen anything like it before, and probably won’t again anytime soon.
Still pretty sure this can’t be an actual place.
And the water here is so clear. You have complete visibility until it gets too deep.
4. St. Bartolomä
After we hiked back to Salet from the Obersee and ate lunch, we got back on the boat. The boat took us back into the lake, and to the (technically first stop) St. Bartolomä. It is named such after the St. Bartolomä church that is right next to the dock. This is probably the biggest section of the lake, and next to the biggest mountains. There’s a lot more to do on this side: mountains, trails, beach, church, cafe, and such. We just got off the boat and started walking into the forest, and ended up hiking to a waterfall/river.
5. And to the beaches
There’s really not much to say about the beach, the pictures do most of the talking.
Did I mention the water? Holy cow. And none of my pictures are edited, it’s all natural beauty.
Thanks for sticking around for that 5 part post. It was so much, and I didn’t even see it all. There’s lots of mountains to climb, and Hitler’s Eagles Nest as well. If you ever get the chance, go to the Königssee. I know it’s definitely something I’ll never forget.