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Electric boat on the Königssee in front of St. Bartholomä
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Berchtesgaden, Watzmann, salt mine...

When on holiday in Reit im Winkl, the Königssee is one of the most memorable destinations for a day trip.

The boat trip on the lake between the mountains of Watzmann and Jenner to the picturesque chapel of St. Bartholomä, the famous echo and later a stroll through Berchtesgaden are unforgettable.

To get to lake Königssee drive along the scenic German Alpine Road ("Deutsche Alpenstraße") to the town of Schönau am Königssee, approx. 70 km.

You can go on hikes of all degrees of difficulty around lake Königssee and stop off at many inns, in the mighty scenery of Watzmann, Hochkalter, Hohem Göll and Reiteralm.

What do see and do in Berchtesgaden and lake Königssee

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"Haus der Berge" at Berchtesgaden national park

Berchtesgaden

Take a trip to the national park center "Haus der Berge" in Berchtesgaden - more than a museum!
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Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden

A day trip to the salt, the white gold: In the salt mine Berchtesgaden you can experience the story of the salt production.
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Alte Saline

Bad Reichenhall

A guided tour of the industrial monument "Alte Saline" explains the old ways of salt production, shows a salt museum, a salt grotto and much more.
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Elektro Boot der Königssee Schifffahrt
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Boat ride on lake Königssee

Schönau am Königssee

On Lake "Königssee" in Berchtesgaden you can ride a boat and listen to the famous echo - definitely a highlight on your holiday in Bavaria.
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Rupertus Therme

Bad Reichenhall

Enjoy a day full of relaxation in the spa and family resort Rupertus Therme in Bad Reichenhall.
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Practical information: From Reit im Winkl to Lake Königssee/ Berchtesgaden

  • Travel by car: take the German Alpine Road/ B305 via Weißbach and Schneitzelreuth to Schönau or Berchtesgaden
  • Tavel by bus: take Line 9506, the "Mozartexpress" from Reit im Winkl to Bad Reichenhall and continue by bus or train to Berchtesgaden
  • Organized tours: day trips with the Reit im Winkler travel agencies

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Herrenchiemsee Castle
© Chiemgau Tourismus e.V.

Time for a day trip

Lake Chiemsee, Salzburg, Lake Königssee, cablecars and more

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Chiemsee and Fraueninsel in front of a mountain panorama
© Chiemgau Tourismus e.V.

Day trip to Lake Chiemsee

Islands of Fraueninsel and Herreninsel, King's palace, beautiful sunsets...

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Mirabellgarden in Salzburg
© Tourismus Salzburg, Foto Breitegger Günter

Day trip to Salzburg

Hop on the "Mozart-Express" and visit Salzburg, the City of Mozart and much more

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Out and about on the German Alpine Road
© Deutsche Alpenstraße, Ralf Gerard

German Alpine Road

Taking the scenic route from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee

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