Embark on a walk which takes you around the foot of Watzmann mountain to Königsee.
The ascents and descents make today's walk the toughest, but the most rewarding walk of the trip. After a hearty breakfast take a short bus ride (15 min) to Ramsau.
Following the brine pipeline which is transporting salt from the salt mines, along the foot of the Watzmann. Enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic, clear blue Königsee Lake and the Berchtesgaden Alps.
Your walk comes to an end at the shoreline of Königsee Lake, take a boat trip on the lake (payable locally) and visit the iconic 12th century St. Bartholomä church which is known for serving freshly smoked trout.
The local bus will bring you back to Berchtesgaden, where you can Prost to finishing the trail with locally brewed beers and a pretzel before saying goodbye to the wonderful scenery.
We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.
In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.
From Soleleitungsweg, you’ll have great views of the surrounding mountains: https://www.berchtesgaden.de/wandern/wanderwege/soleleitungsweg
You can pause for refreshments en route at Berggasthof Gerstreit or Söldenköpfl (closed on Fridays).
If you want to go off the beaten tourist track at Königssee lake, we recommend turning right before the bridge. You’ll end up at the “Echostüberl” at the end of the road. Further information on Königssee lake can be found at: https://www.koenigssee.de/home You can also go on a boat trip on the lake: https://www.seenschifffahrt.de/de/koenigssee/fahrplan/fahrplan/
If you want to walk back to Berchtesgaden, there’s a straightforward route along the river. On the left bank, leg 10 of the Salzalpensteig trail passes Berchtesgaden; the Königssee path is on the right bank.
If you want to avoid the steep climb at Grünstein mountain, there are alternative routes that you can follow.