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Popular Points of Interest in and near Schönau am Königssee
St. Bartholomew's Church at Lake Königssee
This small pilgrimage church is one of the most visited places in the Berchtesgadener Land region. Built on a spit of land beneath the famous east face of the Watzmann massif, it is set in one of the most beautiful lake districts in Bavaria. Today, most visitors or pilgrims approach this architectural jewel by taking one of the almost silent Lake Königssee electric motor boats across the lake. Originally built in a Gothic style, the church was enlarged in the 16th and 17th centuries. Modelled on Salzburg Cathedral, the church gained a cloverleaf-shaped layout and its current baroque appearance. Both small towers, one octagonal and one round, were constructed later, and together with the five cupolas on the roof they give the church an extremely picturesque appearance. The interior of the church is dominated by a baroque high altar upon which is a representation of St. Bartholomew, patron saint of herdsmen and fishermen.
Please check the website for boat times and prices.
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Jenner Cable Car
Comfortable two-seater gondolas glide from the valley station at Lake Königssee into bright sunlight, sweeping over dark pine forests and past steep rock faces up to the 1,802 metre high plateau, taking you right to the heart of a magnificent alpine landscape. Available in summer for hiking and winter for skiing. Please check the website for prices and times as they vary according to season and ski pass inclusion.
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Schönau am Königsee (Königsee vacation rentals | Königsee travel guide) Overview
Schönau am Königsee is a municipality in the district of Berchtesgadener Land in the German state of Bavaria. It is located at the northern end of the Königssee lake.
Once a locality (Gnotschaft) of the Berchtesgaden (Berchtesgaden vacation rentals | Berchtesgaden travel guide) Provostry, Schönau finally fell to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1810. Today's commune was formed in 1978 by the merger of the Schönau and Königssee municipalities. Since 1984 it also comprises the formerly unincorporated areas of the Königssee lake, the famous St. Bartholomä church and the surrounding mountains including the east face of the Watzmann all the way to the Austrian border in the south. Due to its picturesque setting Schönau largely depends on tourism. It is home to a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track that is the oldest permanent track in the world, having been constructed in 1968.
Things to See in Schönau am Königssee
Schönau is a tourist town with approximately 8,000 guest beds in 20 hotels, 16 guest houses, 118 private pension and 578 districts. it is relatively small but the main sights include the harbor and Trail of Green Stone.
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More about the History of Schönau am Königssee
The monastery of Berchtesgaden (Berchtesgaden vacation rentals | Berchtesgaden travel guide) was the only establishment in the area. After Berchtesgaden in 1810, the former Gnotschaft Schönau was separated and divided into two political communities Königssee Schönau. The two communities merged in 1978.
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Schönau am Königsee is a municipality in the district of Berchtesgadener Land in the German state of Bavaria. It is located at the northern end of the Königssee Lake. Due to its picturesque setting, Schönau largely depends on tourism. It is home to the oldest permanent bobsled, luge, and skeleton track in the world (constructed in 1968). Among the sites to visit in this area are the harbor and the Trail of Green Stones.
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