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Königssee is a spectacular lake in southern Bavaria bordering the Berchtesgaden National Park. It is near a number of other popular attractions such as the Eagles Nest and the town of Berchtesgaden itself.
With steep mountains rising on both sides, this lake is the deepest (192m) in Germany and was carved out during the last ice age.
In the middle of the lake, is the St. Bartholomä Monestery. It can only be reached by boat, or a long hike over the mountains on this side of the river. Due to its depth, the lake rarely freezes completely, however it does occasionally during especially cold winters. When it does, it... read more