Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 51 out of 51 hikers


  • 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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    • 23/06/2016

  • HarzWusel

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

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    • 04/01/2017

  • 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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    • 01/01/2018

  • Chrissly

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

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    • 16/04/2018

  • Christ

    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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    • 06/09/2016

  • 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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    • 09/01/2017

  • Chrissly

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

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    • 25/06/2017

  • Hans

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

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    • 03/10/2016

  • Ralf

    Highest waterfall in Germany.
    Comfortable hike from Obersee.

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    • 26/02/2017

  • Ralf

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

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    • 12/03/2017

  • Ralle

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

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    • 03/10/2017

  • Marv

    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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    • 11/07/2018

  • 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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    • 12/09/2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Röthbachfall’

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

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