Eiskapelle am Watzmann

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Recommended by 43 out of 45 hikers

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  • Jürgen Hild

    The snowfield varies in size and extent from year to year. After a snowy and cold winter, it can happen that even in June there is no sign of the ice chapel and the ice / snowfield still reaches far into the valley.
    With snow-poor and mild winters, however, the cave, which is in danger of collapsing, often forms in spring.
    The snowfield is the deepest, year-round snowfield in Germany!

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Thomas E

    The ice chapel below the Watzmann east face is a very impressive natural phenomenon. Throughout the year you will find a firnis field, inside of which there is a large cavity, the Ice Chapel. The view is really terrific, depending on the season but different. In the summer, shafts are formed, which are up to 15 meters high. But even the way to the ice chapel is well worth it and also the transition over the river is really fun.

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Ralf

    Here the glacier water runs down from the Watzmann mountain and forms a 1-meter-thick layer of ice all year round.
    Do not step on the ice, because it can break.
    You can hike up to the ice, but you have to cross the ice ditch several times.

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    • July 1, 2016

  • SpecialGuest

    A special experience, so close to an ice chapel to stand

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Willi Winzig

    You can see that some people go in there to take pictures inside out!
    This is life threatening, do not imitate.

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    • February 15, 2019

  • Jürgen Hild

    The snowfield varies in size and extent from year to year. After a snowy and cold winter, it can happen that even in June there is no sign of the ice chapel and the ice / snowfield still reaches far into the valley.
    With snow-poor and mild winters, however, the cave, which is in danger of collapsing, often forms in spring.
    The snowfield is the deepest, year-round snowfield in Germany!

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    • November 17, 2017

  • Marv

    the lowest-lying permanent ice field of the German Alps!

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Marv

    The deepest glacier in the Alps, which is also preserved over the summer days.

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Marv

    On the elevation, above the large ice chapel, you can see both ice chapels. At the slightly smaller, like chamois frolicking in the sun!

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Willi Winzig

    Very beautiful, but high alpine

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Marco

    The small ice chapel is located next to the famous ice chapel. It is definitely worth a visit!

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    • August 16, 2018

  • thoddel07

    Unique!!! You must have seen this and the ice cave just above. The last part of the hike is no longer marked because it leads over a boulder field, but it's really worth it. Above all, the temperature difference directly at the cave entrance to the temperature at the scree field is clearly noticeable.
    Note: Sure-footedness and sturdy footwear are extremely helpful.
    Yesterday I overtook a Japanese in a suit and low shoes and a "Wanderer" in sandals ...

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    • October 16, 2018

  • Dirk Müller

    Really impressive - the firnis!

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    • November 1, 2018

  • Marion

    The path from St. Bartholomä up here runs through a very attractive landscape. Especially with the autumn light it looks mystical and mysterious.

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Marion

    It is very interesting to look at the pictures in this highlight and to see how the ice chapel changes over time.

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    • October 28, 2019

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

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