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Lake Koenigssee - Hochkoenig
Hiking Tour

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

National park Berchtesgaden & Salzburg.
Idyllic, mysterious and unique the blue-green waters of Lake Koenigssee nestle in midst of intimidating mountains. Towering peaks and lovely valleys are connected by marvellous crossings. Walk through National Park Bechtesgaden, the only German national park in the Alps. Past flower dotted alpine pastures and through picturesque hamlets you walk around the Stony Sea massif. The glaciers of National Park Hohe Tauern form a stunning backdrop and alpine cabins with delicious food impress the unique way of life of this region.

Route features

Beautiful and good walking paths, one longer climb requires a good basic fitness and partly sure footedness. If you love alpine pastures, far views and a bit of height you will enjoy this tour.

 

Walking in Wachau

 
 

Itinerary

Day 1 Individual journey to Schoenau am Koenigssee

Day 2
Schoenau/Koenigsee – Weißbach, "Nationalpark Berchtesgaden"

The trail starts in the magic forest to idyllic lake Hintersee. Comfortable walk into the heart of the National park, steep rock walls towering to the left and to the right. Cross the border to Austria and follow the ancient salt trail to Weißbach. Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs.

Day 3 Weißbach – Dienten am Hochkoenig, "Panorama Trail"
Take the bus to Maria Alm. There the climb to the Pinzgauer grass mountains start. An unsurpassed walk always following a chain of undulating summits across alpine pastures. The view to nearby Hohe Tauern belongs to the highlights of Austrian walking trails. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.

Day 4 Dienten – Arthurhouse, "Alpine pasture trails"
Today one of the most beautiful walking tours on alpine pastures waits for you. Below the steep needle like towers “Mandlwalls” you walk on foot of Hochkoenig massif to Arthurhouse. Chamois, cattle, horses and numberless cabins as well as impressive scenery, you will imagine yourself in the scenery of a film. Overnight if possible in Arthurhouse close to Mandlwalls. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.

Day 5 Rest day, at the foot of Hochkoenig massif
Enjoy the freedom, take a short hike to surrounding cabins or catch the bus to the next village Mühlbach.

Day 6 Arthurhaus – Golling, "Salzach valley"
The morning sees you walking up to alpine pasture Mitterfeldalm. The imposing massif once more opens up to allow stunning views. Walk on the ancient miner’s trail down into the valley of river Salzach and continue to Werfen. There the mighty forest Hohenwerfen is well worth a visit.
Walking time: approx. 4 hrs.

Day 7 Golling – Schoenau/Koenigssee, "Torrener Joch & Jenner"
One more highlight is in store for you at the very finish of the walking week: a long ascent to border crossing Torrener Joch and then to the summit Jenner in Berchtesgaden. The day starts with an idyllic walk through Bluntautal valley which is closed off by steep rock walls. Climb through the forest and scattered alpine pastures. Once you reach the summit of Jenner you can enjoy an view of the whole walking week as well as lake Koenigssee. Down into the valley by cable car. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs.

Day 8: Individual journey home or extra days on Lake Koenigssee
 

Price Includes

  • 7 overnights incl. breakfast
  • Half board: min 3 course menu
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cable car fare Jenner
  • Transfers according to program
  • Train fare Werfen - Golling
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed route instructions
  • Service-Hotline

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Lake Koenigssee - Hochkoenig
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Basic price On request
Surcharge single room On request
Half board surcharge On request
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