Long on our list, but not easily accessible – Nationalpark Berchetsgaden.
Surrounded by towering mountains on three sides, Lake Konigssee (The King’s Lake) is a German National Park located in the far southeast corner of Bavaria, just outside Salzburg Austria.
Due to the geography of the area, the cities of Berchetsgaden and Konigssee are the must-stay villages, and they command a very steep price for their exclusivity.
Coronavirus helped us out somewhat here, we were able to find lodging right along the river in Berchetsgaden for a less-than-ghastly price.
Riding the ferry across Lake Konigssee is the highlight of any Berchetsgaden trip, and well worth the price of admission. If you have the stamina, the hike up to the Rothbach Waterfall (the highest waterfall in Germany) is also a must-do, but don’t expect solitude with hordes of other hikers along the trail!

Around the Corner

Around the Corner
Like many things in our life, there’s a surprise waiting just around the corner!


After the War

After the War
I’m not sure what this painting of German soldiers in the center square of Berchetsgaden symbolizes, but it’s well done and a reminder that many German soldiers were fighting for their country, not for the Fuhrer.


Berchetsgaden Rathaus

Berchetsgaden Rathaus
Not terribly ornate as far as Rathauses go, but very tastefully done.


Alps Celebration

Alps Celebration
Well-deserved local beers with a view!


A Good Sign

A Good Sign
I’m pretty sure that it’s a good sign when a rainbow appears out of the fog as your ferryboat arrives to pick you up!


Morning Mist

Morning Mist
Fog shrouding the banks of Lake Konigssee


All Lit Up

All Lit Up
A boat in front of us is lit up beautifully by the morning sunlight.


Happy Hiker

Happy Hiker
Photo Number 1,822 titled Happy Hiker – and with good reason.


Slow Water

Slow Water
A long exposure of a beautiful little set of cascades.


Gazing Out

Gazing Out
Colette gazes out at Mount Watzman


Off the Back

Off the Back
A view off the back of our ferryboat across Lake Konigssee.


Konigssee

Konigssee
The amazing view as you arrive back at the dock in Konigssee.


Boathouses

Boathouses
A row of old boathouses sit along the shores of Lake Konigssee.


In Between

In Between
Looking out between the boathouses.


The Jennerbahn

The Jennerbahn
The colorful signage of the Jennerbahn lower station in Konigsee