Schrainbach Wasserfall

Schrainbach wasserfall - KönigsseeThe Schrainbach wasserfall is a nice waterfall at the shores of the Königssee, south of Berchtesgaden in the region Bayern, Germany.

From Salzburg or from Berchtesgaden the Königssee is a perfect destination for a day trip. From far ahead there are already signs to the Königssee. The signs end at a huge parking (really big). You have to pay for the parking!!! We arrived quite early in the morning, so it wasn’t that crowded. The line for the boat tickets where fine but expensive (in 2002 it was €25, for an adult, to Salet, the end of the lake). 

The Königsbach wasserfall was the first waterfall we saw at the left side, not as impressive as I expected. After a stopover at Bartholomä (a gorgeous place and a guarantee for perfect pictures) the boat continues to Salet. At the right side you now see the Schrainbach wasserfall. Not the best view yet but after the boat has docked you can see a perfect view (very picturesque) on the Schrainbach wasserfall. The Schrainbach wasserfall slides down over aprroximately 80 meter and in summertime there is still enough water in the river to be a nice waterfall.

Looking the other way you see the Röthbachfall in the far distance, the highest waterfall in Germany. A short walk brings you to the other lake (the Obersee) where you have the most gorgeous views on the Röthbach wasserfall and the mountains aside. You can walk further along the Obersee to the other side where you can buy some beverages or a simple snack. There are also toilets. Here we stopped but you can walk further to the base of the Röthbach wasserfall.

If you don’t want to buy a ticket for the boat, it is also possible to hike along the Königssee to the Obersee but this is a 10 kilometer walk and should take 2,5-3 hour.

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About Schrainbach Wasserfall

LocationSchönau am Königssee
Best visitSpring-early summer

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