Kings lake boats
Untersberg Cable Car
Berchtesgaden Magic Forest
On this wonderful private tour from Salzburg, you will learn about “Eagle’s Nest” at Berchtesgadener land and visiting the Kings Lake known as the Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake, the Jewel of the Bavarian Alps, the Heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park. This emerald-green, fjord-like lake is surrounded by the steep walls of rock of the Watzmann and the Hagen mountains.
This tour takes you first to The Eagle’s Nest, commissioned by senior National Socialist(Nazi) party staff for the use of senior Nazis and Hilter. It was used by Hitler to meet with dignitaries and diplomats to impress them with the spectacular views. It was a part of the Obersalzberg military complex and an integral tool of the Third Reich. It is inseparably linked with World War II and its history. It is now used as a scenic restaurant. Like an eagle’s nest, it sits on the shoulder of the mountain, a point called Kehlstein at 1834m. high above the little Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden. The road up to reach it is unique and a milestone in road construction. We transfer to the dedicated Eagle’s Nest bus which takes us up the traffic-controlled road through tunnels and one hair pin bend climbing 700m to the end of the road. From here you step out of the bus and walk through the 124 metre long tunnel and take the brass elevator up 124 metres to bring us out into The Eagle’s Nest.
We then descend into the picturesque valley of the river Königsseeache. We will pass by the charming town Berchtesgaden with its royal palace and abbey. In the Berchtesgaden Royal Palace the Bavarian kings spent their holidays and enjoyed the beauty of the nearby lake: The King’s Lake.
We enter the Berchtesgaden National Park and soon reach the lake. On an electric-powered boat you will leave the noisy and busy everyday life behind and enjoy Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake, the Jewel of the Bavarian Alps, the Heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park. This emerald-green, fjord-like lake is surrounded by the steep walls of rock of the Watzmann and the Hagen mountains. It is the deepest lake in Germany with depths of upto 190m. On a small romantic peninsula is the landmark of the King’s Lake, the ancient Augustine chapel St. Bartholomew, of 12th century origin. For its uniqueness and beauty St. Bartholomew is world famous and very popular with artists. There is no other way there but by boat because of the unique landscape, which is also the cause for another special feature: The King’s Lake Echo. There are paths to take a walk and beside the chapel there are refreshments available, before catching the boat back and our return to Austria and Salzburg.
|01st May to 24th October
a) Additional hours on request, when possible each extra hour cost Euro 90/-
b) Some of tours need to cross over the country border, in case of border control we recommend you to carry passport.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take baby with you, we will try to arrange a suitable baby seat.