The Königssee is a former basalt mine. Until 1942, the material was mined here and crushed to gravel. Then the mining stopped and the pit filled with groundwater. You can still see the quarries on the steep banks.
A small path leads down to the idyllic lake. Here you will find a quiet place for your picnic or a short break. However, you have to refrain from bathing or fishing, because this has not been allowed for several years.
October 22, 2021
A wonderful excursion area. Unfortunately, you can only get there by a steep path or a forest path. People used to swim in it, but this is now forbidden. Above the lake there are information boards that explain the career. During our hike, the lake shone turquoise.
April 22, 2021
The Eifel ladder leads around the Königssee. However, the lake is so idyllic that you should definitely visit it. The lake is accessible to hikers all year round (see eifel.info/a-koenigssee), but camping or swimming is prohibited.
There is also a geological hiking route around the lake. The guilt of 'no entry' can therefore be ignored.
For a description of the Königssees see aw-wiki.de/index.php/K%c3%b6nigssee
With a bit of luck, you can spot sand lizards on the lakeshore!
May 20, 2021
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