The small pilgrimage church and the Königssee are inseparable. On summer weekends countless tourists stream through the tiny village to visit the church in front of this phenomenal panorama and take photos. If the hustle and bustle is too much for you, you can just start right on your hike in the surrounding mountains.
November 28, 2017
You can also walk to the church of the patron saint of dairymaids and alpine farmers. From the village of Königsse up the toboggan run, then over the Klingersteig up to the Kührointalm (1420 m), over to the Archenkanzel and down again over the Rinnkendlsteig, with a walking time of four to five hours. (Giddiness necessary)
May 8, 2017
In the main season, the day tourists are on their feet. It is more relaxing in the morning and in the evening, before the first tourists arrive or just remain the "risk takers". Those who are fit should better lace their hiking boots and explore the Berchtesgaden National Park. There are many amazing hiking trails and nature experiences. However, the paths are often a challenge. The Saugasse, for example, high to Funtensee and the Kärlingerhaus already needs a certain endurance, as it goes uphill for hours.
September 20, 2018
The world-famous pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä on the Königssee
The small Hirschau peninsula on the west bank of the Königssees can only be reached on foot by a demanding alpine mountain tour lasting several hours. From Schönau, the approx. 8 km journey by ship is possible all year round.
The ensemble of church and former hunting lodge, which stands in front of the imposing Watzmann east wall, is one of the most popular motifs for photographers from all over the world. The church is very noticeable with its red domed roof, and the different shape of the two towers is also remarkable! St. Bartholomä is the destination of the Almer pilgrimage every year on the first Saturday after Bartolomew's Day on August 24th. The high mountain pilgrimage from the Austrian Maria Alm over the Steinerne Meer is considered the oldest high mountain pilgrimage in the world. A beautiful and popular hiking trail leads from the pilgrimage church of Sankt Bartholomä on the Königssee to the so-called ice chapel at the foot of the Watzmann east face. The deepest year-round snowfield in the German Alps is fed by masses of snow from the Watzmann, which fall into the valley in spring and into summer and form a dome of ice and snow above the Eisbach's foot.Source and further information:berchtesgaden.de/bartholomae
December 15, 2020
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