Summer vacation at the Königssee

Active vacation in Berchtesgaden, relaxation at EDELWEISS

Summer at Königssee promises a varied and relaxed vacation experience for young and old in the middle of the Bavarian Alps. The region offers numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts as well as peace and relaxation for wellness fans. A stay at the Hotel EDELWEISS Berchtesgaden makes the trip perfect. Not only because of its excellent location in the middle of the historic town center, but also because of the wellness and gastronomic offerings, the 129-room, four-star superior domicile is one of the best addresses in Berchtesgaden.

Lake Königssee

Nestled deep between steep rock faces, emerald green at the foot of the imposing Watzmann east face, lies the Königssee. The heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park. It is voted one of the top excursion destinations in Germany by visitors every year.

Numerous hiking trails and via ferratas lead to impressive vantage points and offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can take a boat across the Königssee and enjoy the scenery from the water.

Guests glide across to the unique pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä on a quiet electric boat. With its striking onion domes, it is located together with the former hunting lodge of the Bavarian kings in one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria. Be sure to travel to the Salet terminus (served from Easter to mid-October). From here, a short walk takes you to the equally well-known & popular Obersee: from this beautifully situated lake, you can see the Fischunkelalm and the Röthbach waterfall. Germany’s highest waterfall plunges over 450 m at the head of the valley.

A very special highlight of the boat trip on Lake Königssee – the trumpet echo: the trip across Lake Königssee takes you past the world-famous Echo Wall. About halfway to St. Bartholomä, the boat driver uses a flugelhorn or trumpet to demonstrate the echo on the wall, which can be heard once or sometimes twice.

Further information about the Königssee boat trip can be found here.

Boat trip across the Königssee
Pilgrimage church St. Bartholomä

After an active day in nature, visitors appreciate the amenities of the hotel. The wide range of wellness facilities includes various saunas, steam bath and an indoor pool, as well as rooms for massages and beauty treatments. The rooms and suites are tastefully furnished and open a dreamlike view over the roofs of the city as well as the alpine panorama. Guests can best enjoy the sunset with a drink on the terrace of the PANORAMA restaurant.

No matter whether couples or families with children, who would like to enjoy the common Auszeit at the king lake, has in the hotel EDELWEISS Berchtesgaden the best opportunities in addition, dream weather inclusive. The “WellnessTIME” package, for example, includes a rich breakfast buffet, free use of the 2,400-square-meter spa area and a daily five-course dinner. Vacationers arriving by public transport can take advantage of the free transfer to and from Berchtesgaden train station with advance notice. Those who want to spontaneously explore the Berchtesgaden mountains can borrow Nordic walking or hiking poles as well as backpacks from the hotel on request and subject to availability. E-bikes are also available on request. The day ticket for the Jennerbahn is available at the reception.

Sounds appealing? Then spend your summer vacation in Berchtesgaden!

From the end of March, there will be a new whirlpool to explore on the roof terrace
Treat yourself to culinary delights after the activity program

Special tip of host Martina Hettegger

“We recommend that our guests discover the lake not only from the shore or the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä, but also from a bird’s eye view, either on a tour of the Jenner or comfortably on the mountain railroad. The sight of the emerald green lake encircled by the mountain range takes my breath away every time,” enthuses Martina Hettegger, hostess of the four-star superior Hotel EDELWEISS Berchtesgaden.

Hike up the Jenner with viewing platform over the Königssee


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