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From Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee with Charm

PEAKS, ALMS AND LAKES IN THE CHIEMGAU ALPS

This hiking tour not only leads through two countries (Austria and Germany), but also connects two lakes that couldn’t be more beautiful and unique. The picturesque Königssee and the large, stately Chiemsee. In between there are lush alpine meadows, rustic huts and idyllic mountain villages. Let yourself go while hiking and switch of your thoughts.

Details about the 8-day hiking tour from Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee with Charm

After a journey of discovery at the Königssee in Bavaria you start! On the way to Lofer, take a look at the Hintersee before heading to Austria at the Hirschbichl. On day 3, a circular hike including a natural bathing area, pilgrimage church and impressive panoramas is planned, before day 4 goes over beautiful green alpine pastures to Reit and Winkl.

Then you’ve earned a day off! The lively Reit im Winkl invites you to stroll and enjoy, but of course hikes are also possible on this day, for example to the Fellhorn or Weitsee. Over the green, glittering Taubensee it does into the Achental and finally over the famous Kampenwand to the Chiemsee, the destination of this tour.

Highlights of the hiking tour from Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee with Charm

  • Mountain idyll on the Königssee with a view of the Watzmann: It is a germ among the lakes – equally beautiful and also a bit mysterious. Due to its location, it is best explored by boat. The world-famous St. Bartholomä with the unmistakable pilgrimage church is not only a great photo opportunity, but also a great spot for a refreshment and a cultural highlight.
  • Berchtesgaden National Park: ‘Let nature, be natural’ – that’s the motto of the 210km2 national park around the Watzmann. You notice that here with every breath and all of your senses.
  • Romantic & panoramic alpine hikes: What could be nicer than putting on your hiking boots after a good breakfast and setting off? Nothing – especially when the stages contain such great views.
  • Sparkling lakes, rushing gorges: Whether Seisenbergklamm or Vorderkaserklamm – the impressive gorges where water shoots through were created thousands of years ago and have not lost their fascination to this day. To relax, it’s worth jumping into the clear water, the numerous lakes on this hiking tour are so inviting.
  • The Chiemsee is also known as the ‘Bavarian Sea’ and anyone standing on its shores understands why. The view leads endlessly over the water and its islands, above all Herrenchiemsee and Frauenchiemsee. Both islands are worth a visit, particularly the impressive castle on Herrenchiemsee and the Benedictine Abbey on Frauenchiemsee, which is known for the production of marzipan and liqueurs.

Useful information about the hiking tour from Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee with Charm

The areas in the Chiemgau Alps is ideal for hiking, as the paths are very well developed. The 12 to 19km-ong tours contain some climbs that require good hiking shoes and surefootedness. The stages are supplemented by bus and cable car rides, simpler alternative routes are often possible.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Relaxed walking tour past lake Hintersee penetrating deep into National Park Berchtesgaden. Impressive scenery along the way. To the right the summits of Reiter Alpe and to the left mighty Hochkalterer mountains. Across alpine pastures and past the border at Hirschbichl, then down through white water gorge Seisenbergklamm into Saalach valley. Bus fare to Lofer.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
19 km
500 m
500 m

Short bus fahre in the Saalachtal valley, you walk to Lamprechts cave (longest passage cave of Europe) and continue to Vorderkaser gorge where you find a natural swimming pool. St. Martin home of the pilgrim church ‘Maria Kirchtal’ is the apex of today. Walk up to the church in an idyllic side valley closely along the walls of Loferer Steinberge. On this beautiful trail you will soon reach the town Lofer, surrounded by numerous impressive mountain ranges.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
320 m
370 m

Take the cable car up to Loferer Alm, where a high altitude path to the Steinplatten massif starts. Walk across alpine pastures and a lovely mountain forest to Loferer Steinplatte. The idyllic alpine pasture Winklmoos Alm is an ideal stop for a Bavarian ‘Brotzeit’. Well sustained you take the bus to Reit im Winkl.

approx. 5,5 to 6 hours
16 km
740 m
600 m

Enjoy a tranquil day in the well known holiday resort ‘Reit im Winkl’. Tip for a walking tour: A classic mountain tour starts in Reit im Winkl up to Fellhorn. Very tempting is a comfortable walk to the swimming lake Weitsee where you can relax.

The ‘Eye of lake Chiemsee’ is the poetic name of lake Taubensee. This is easily understood when you see this idyllic mountain lake, nestling in a little basin of Rauhe Nadel on 1138 m.A fantastic walk from alpine pasture to alpine pasture and downhill into the valley Achental awaits you.

approx. 5,5 to 6 hours
16 km
700 m
840 m

After a short ascent you walk through the forests up to the alpine pastures on Hochplatte and then to Kampenwand with views over the Lake Chiemsee. Continue on a trail from cabin to cabin beneath Kampenwand, which has a beautiful 12-meter high iron cross at the top. You will take the comfortable cable car down to Aschau, where you take a short train ride to ‘Prien’, located at lake Chiemsee.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
12 km
730 m
230 m

Tour character

Daily walking tours between 4 to 6 hours with some short but steep climbs. Easier alternatives to the high altitude paths are given. You walk on good walking paths and forest lanes. Sometimes surefootedness required.

Prices and events

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Place of arrival: Schönau/Königssee
  Season 1
29.05.2021 - 13.06.2021
13.09.2021 - 03.10.2021

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
14.06.2021 - 04.07.2021
30.08.2021 - 12.09.2021

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
05.07.2021 - 29.08.2021

Arrival Saturday, Sunday
From Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee, 8 days, charm, DE-KSWKC-08D
Base price
889.00
959.00
989.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 185.00 185.00 185.00
Surcharge single room 239.00 239.00 239.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Season 1
May 29, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Arrival Saturday, Sunday
From Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee, 8 days, charm, DE-KSWKC-08D
Base price
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
889.00
185.00
239.00
959.00
185.00
239.00
989.00
185.00
239.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfer on 2nd day
  • Uphill cable car fare Lofer
  • Uphill cable car fare Hochplattenbahn
  • Downhill cable car fare Kampenwand
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half-board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organized return transfer to Schoenau/Koenigssee EUR 75 per person (min. 2 persons, only possible on SAT/SUN). Reservation requested, payable in advance.

 

Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Berchtesgaden then by bus or taxi (short ride) to Schoenau/Koenigssee (appox. 15 min., depending on starting hotel).
  • Car parking: Public parking near the hotels for approx. EUR 5 per day or EUR 30 per week. No reservation requested.
  • Return to Koenigssee by train/bus, duration approx. 2.5 hrs. (1 change).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • In category Hike&Charm you stay instead in Weissbach two nights in Lofer. Therefore, you need two short bus fares, costs about EUR 4 per person forth/return
  • Fares for public transport, for example from Winklmoos Alm to Reit im Winkl, approx. EUR 10 per person.
  • Train fare from Aschau to Prien/surroundings, approx. EUR 3 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Jeannette Petersen DE | 17.08.2018
Vom Königssee zum Chiemsee
Wir sind vom Königssee zum Chiemsee gelaufen. Eine sehr abwechslungsreiche, mit vielen Highlights versehene Tour, absolut atemberaubende Panoramablicke, einsame Badestellen in klaren Gebirgsflüssen. Wir haben es sehr genossen.
5 stars
Dieter Schneider DE | 06.08.2018
Tolles Naturerlebnis
Die Streckenführung und die Reiseunterlagen waren hervorragend. In den Hotels konnten wir uns im Wellness-Bereich super entspannen und die ausgezeichnete Küche genießen. Wir freuen uns schon auf unsere nächste Charme-Wanderreise.

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