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St. Bartholomä

St. Bartholomä

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    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.

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    • November 28, 2017

  • Heinz

    In the main travel time it is totally overflowing! That's why at times, something outside the main season come! Routineniete Hikers and climbers can reach the peninsula via a via ferrata.

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    • December 12, 2016

  • HarzWusel

    When the weather is nice, many postcard motifs succeed.

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    • January 9, 2017

  • Ralf

    By boat to St.Bartholomä and then back to the valley to the ice caves (follow signposts). Not as crowded as the front of the church.

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    • February 20, 2017

  • Jürgen Hild

    Quick to see the church and quickly away - here is just as much going on as at the castle Neuschwansetin! The farther you walk on the trail, the lower the hustle and bustle.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • SpecialGuest

    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)

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Flo

    Beautiful pilgrimage church, unfortunately always a bit crowded. It's best to take the first ship.

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    • December 12, 2016

  • Mario

    Here is fresh fish from the Königssee.

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    • July 7, 2017

  • Timber

    on the way the echo in the walls and then here it is heavenly and has something awesome surrounded by the mountains.

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Rainer

    If you want to go, the best way to get here, then return from Salet. The snakes to get in here are sometimes very long on the return trip!

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    • December 26, 2017

  • eli

    Unfortunately for the high season completely overcrowded

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    • March 28, 2018

  • Chrissss

    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.

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    • September 20, 2018

  • thoddel07

    Fantastically located excursion site on the Königsee.

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    • October 16, 2018

  • JR56

    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

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    • December 15, 2020

  • vflo

    Very tasty freshly smoked, warm trout and char

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Here is the fresh fish.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Michael Eberlein

    Very good fish dishes. Can I really recommend.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Königsee and Obersee offer a lot of potential for extended hikes.

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    • June 8, 2018

  • Marvin🙃

    Fresh fish from the Königssee, only here, at the fishing St. Bartholomä!

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Schrepfman

    Peninsula in the Königssee with fresh fish and magnificent views

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Jürgen Hild

    In the season, unfortunately, totally overcrowded - it's better if you go on the trails and leaves the church behind.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Naxxos

    View of the Königsee with St. Bartholomä.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Naxxos

    A motive without equals!

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The location of St. Bartholomä is simply incomparable.

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    • June 8, 2018


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

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