Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 74 out of 75 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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    • 15/04/2016

  • 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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    • 23/04/2016

  • 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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    • 06/12/2016

  • Chrissly

    Very nice motifs for taking pictures

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    • 25/06/2017

  • 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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    • 21/02/2017

  • Mario

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

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    • 16/08/2017

  • Benjamin Henkelmann

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

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    • 19/08/2015

  • 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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    • 07/05/2016

  • Marv

    Very popular and beautiful photo motive!

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    • 26/08/2018

  • fishmax

    Sturdy shoes and sure-footedness are an absolute necessity. Infants should be carried on their backs if they have to, and animals can walk! Attention: if something happens, the helpers have a hard time!

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    • 19/09/2018

  • 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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    • 25/01/2019

  • fopb

    Very nice location. The mountains are reflected in the water. Unfortunately overcrowded in summer.

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    • 06/08/2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Obersee’

Location: around Schönau am Königssee, Berchtesgadener Land, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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