Just a short drive to Germany is a lovely mountain lake, Königssee, where you can take an old boat to some pretty spectacular sights. It is in Berchtesgaden, Germany, a place I have already raved about here and the Berchtesgaden salt mine here. This is not a long drive from Salzburg, so one Saturday we drove down only to be turned around by rain. Thankfully, we returned on Monday because we couldn’t pass up the sunshine.
In fact, we took a great walk around the shops and started a little hike…
But, from this view, we could see this waterfall in the distance. And, I was determined to get closer…
So, two days later, we are off!
The boat was filled with German-speakers and the captain provided a commentary, all in German so we missed all the jokes. They even stopped mid-way at a huge rock wall while the first mate pulls out a trumpet to play notes to demonstrate the echo. The 35 min ride alone was worth every penny, or, uh, Euro.
The red-onion domed building is the icon of the lake. It was once a monastery, now a Bavarian beer garden, of course. It is surrounded by hiking trails and pristine mountain cliffs.
But, alas, a nearly-three-year-old prevents such things.
Could you possibly have a nicer place to have lunch!?! Quite popular is the fish caught out of the lake, super fresh!
So, back on the boat, we arrive at the dock with a little Sunburn too!!! yeah! This place is a haven for German tourists too, and the down hill ski area is only 10 minute walk through this little street of fun shops selling authentic German clothing and apple strudels.
Poor little guy is wiped out as you can see here… and so am I tonight, so that is a wrap.