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Röthbachfall

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  • Stephanie

    The water of the Röthbach falls crashes at the Röthwand 470m roaring into the depths. This makes it the highest waterfall in Germany. He remained spared by tourist development largely, probably due to its not very convenient accessibility: Who wants to see the Röthbachfall crosses the Königssee by boat and wanders from the boat Salet about an hour past the Fischunkelalm.

    The Röthbachfall is fed from water of the Steinerne Meers, the amount of water is dependent on precipitation and snow. It has a lot of water, especially in the spring, and very little water in the fall. The amounts of water seep into the boggy pastures of the Fischunkel, from where they feed the Obersee underground. Only at the foot of the waterfall a small lake forms to melt snow.

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    • June 23, 2016

  • Ralf

    Approximately 470 meters, the Röthbach falls on the mountain flank in the depth and is thus Germany's highest waterfall.
    If you want to Röthbach waterfall, you have to translate from Schönau am Königssee by boat to Salet.
    If you walk from the pier in the direction of Obersee, you can see in the background the Röthbach waterfall.

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    • January 9, 2017

  • Tobi 🐺

    Very nice route, although exhausting but man has NEN all day time if you go early, you can go the tour quite relaxed with children and arrive on time at the Wasseralm.
    But beware of vertigo!

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    • September 6, 2016

  • HarzWusel

    From a distance, it seems close enough to touch. But the view is partially obscured by trees nearby.

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    • January 4, 2017

  • Chrissly

    The highest waterfall in Germany is worth the way from the very touristy Königsee!

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Ralf

    Highest waterfall in Germany.
    To reach after the Obersee signpost follow.

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    • March 12, 2017

  • Chrissly

    Most impressive is the waterfall at the beginning of the hiking season

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    • June 25, 2017

  • Rainer

    Actually, the waterfall is best seen from a distance. The ascent was very slippery and at the end you are in the forest and sees a more or less small section ...

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Hans

    Beautiful view of the waterfall 470 meters and a bit of peace in the hustle and bustle

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    • October 3, 2016

  • Ralf

    Highest waterfall in Germany.
    Comfortable hike from Obersee.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Sash86

    Very nice area but also quite heavily frequented up to the Fischunkenalm, after which it gets quieter.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Baerbel Becher-Wilhelm

    Here, too, you have several options to approach the waterfall ... We used the classic (easy) hiking trail. There are also other trails that go beyond normal flatland hiking. Be sure to take a look at the hiking maps beforehand so that you know what to expect.
    The view from below and a little further was enough for us.

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    • November 23, 2020

  • Ralle

    Natural spectacle of a special kind. Far fewer tourists than at the lake.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Marvin🙃

    With the general height of about 470m it is the highest waterfall in Germany.
    Unfortunately, you can not get from the bottom so well, but it is also not a typical waterfall as you expect it!

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    • July 11, 2018

  • Lars Meurer

    Unfortunately, the waterfall is not really existing at the moment. The summer has allowed the creek to dry out a bit.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • SMÜ

    A great destination and a really impressive waterfall that really lives up to its name

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    • June 7, 2019

  • Ines Sack

    The Röthbachfall plunges 470m into the depth and is thus the highest waterfall in Germany. After the path over the cow pastures, the valley ends with this highlight. At the foot of the waterfall, it is possible to cool off in cold water.

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    • August 25, 2019

  • Marcel

    You walk about 1.5 hours from the Salet boat dock. You can already see the waterfall from the Königsee, but when you stand in front of it, it only looks really impressive. Good footwear is advisable to get there.

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    • May 26, 2021

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

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