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Recommended by 195 out of 201 hikers


  • Stephanie

    The Obersee is the little brother of the Königsee, separated by a moraine wall since a landslide in 1172.

    If you want to hike here, first make a nice boat trip over the Königssee, past the fjord-like steeply rising rock walls on the lake shore. On one side of the Obersee, the Fischunkelalm invites you to rest, at the same time a popular starting point for mountain tours in the Steinerne Meer.

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    • April 15, 2016

  • Johannes

    The hike from the pier Salet to Obersee is suitable for prams. The further way along the Obersee to Fischunkelalm then no longer.

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    • April 23, 2016

  • “Flo

    One of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Alps. In midsummer you can even swim in it. Many hikes start from there, recommended is the hike to Röthbachfall.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Chrissly

    Very nice motifs for taking pictures

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    • June 25, 2017

  • Ralf

    Beautiful lake above the Königssee. Behind the Obersee lies Germany's highest waterfall.
    The Röthbachfall

    In two main stages the Röthbachfall in the south of the upper lake overcomes the so-called Röthwand, which separates the cauldron of the Königssee and the Obersees from the Röth, the plateau between Steinernem sea and Hagengebirge. You can reach the Röthbachfall over the Fischunkelalm on the Obersee. Of course you have to go by boat over the Königssee to the Saletalm, and then make your way to the Obersee. This small, approximately 3-kilometer hike leads impressively along the banks of the Obersee along steep cliffs to the Fischunkelalm. Behind the alpine area there is a small wooded area, which still has to be crossed, then you can see the water of the Röthbach impressive fall into the valley.

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    • February 21, 2017

  • Ralf

    Very nice lake. In fine weather, the mountains are reflected in the lake.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Mario

    The reflections of the surrounding mountains in the lake are fantastic.

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    • August 16, 2017

  • Ralle

    Stunningly beautiful landscape, unfortunately overflowing. You have to see it. If possible not on weekends!

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Rainer

    One is certainly not alone on this hike and yet it is worthwhile, because the reflections of the mountains in the lake are something very special!

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    • December 26, 2017

  • Benjamin Henkelmann

    Beautiful photo opportunity or a place for a quick snack to enjoy the view.

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    • August 19, 2015

  • Schmiddi

    Yes, far enough away from Bartholomew. And then best to the Wasseralm or Funtensee or ....
    Oh I have to go back !!!

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    • May 7, 2016

  • HarzWusel

    Taking a photo of the motif of the Fischunkenalm reflecting in the Obersee is an absolute must. Of course, the weather has to fit.

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    • January 5, 2017

  • Mario

    At peak time and fine weather, hell is going on!

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Marv

    Great scenery, a bit crowded, but who takes the first boats, is still quite alone on the road.

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Marv

    A lake behind the Königssee, a popular photo opportunity!

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    • July 28, 2018

  • Jens Helmecke

    One of the best excursion destinations here in the Berchdesgadener Land.👍🧐. See astonishment and take pictures until the battery is empty. Always worth a visit 👍🤓👀

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Naxxos

    Beautifully framed by mountains - the Obersee.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Flo

    Beautiful hike around the Obersee

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    • August 15, 2018

  • Marv

    Great photo opportunity and well visited !!

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Stephanie Giering

    In the early morning with the first ship 😍 this is a dream. Everything is still quiet and sleepy. I would set the alarm clock for me and my family for every holiday there - in summer we will be back in Berchtesgaden

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    • January 25, 2019

  • Maximilian Kleinert

    The house was unfortunately very dry and besieged with tourists, in wet weather it looks much more beautiful.

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    • April 23, 2019

  • OrangeWeed

    If you are on a stressful hike, you have to go to Königssee. Completely designed for tourism is here to peace and mountain idyll not to think. Flocks of visitors from the Far East are piloted through the streets of the place, where souvenir stands at souvenir stand in the direction of the lake, and then get turned on a completely overpriced boat trip, which is neither beautiful nor relaxing. Who at 17.30 or 18.00 o'clock not caught the last boat for the way back must deduct 250 € to be fetched. Too bad that a really really gorgeous place is so raped. We were completely disappointed and will not be back.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Schrepfman

    Grandiose views of a probably uniquely beautiful lake

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Ines Sack

    The Obersee is definitely worth a visit. The perfectly smooth surface of the lake, the clear water - just an incredibly beautiful sight.
    The way from Salet to the Obersee is very busy, as it is easy to handle even with less surefootedness and fitness. As a result, there is often a visitor jam at the front of the lake because everyone wants to take their photos there.
    If you can and have enough time, you can walk right around the Obersee to the Fischunkelalm, and then on to Röthbachfall. Sturdy shoes and a certain basic stamina are necessary here. The path is hard to cope with prams, because the way is narrow and graded.
    On the way further beautiful views open up to the upper lake, which justify the effort in any case.
    As a reward, there are drinks and snacks at the Fischunkelalm.

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    • August 25, 2019

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Location: Schönau a. Königssee, Berchtesgadener Land, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


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