The Königssee is a natural lake in the extreme southeast Berchtesgadener Land district of the German state of Bavaria, near the Austrian border. Most of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park.

The lake is noted for its clear water and is advertised as the cleanest lake in Germany. For this reason, only electric-powered passenger ships, rowing, and pedal boats have been permitted on the lake since 1909. Passenger services along the length of the lake are operated by the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt company and call at Seelände (Schönau), St. Bartholomä, Salet (mid-April to mid-October), and Kessel (on request). In ideal conditions, the longest tour takes two hours from Seelände to Salet. Swimming is permitted except in the lock area at Seelände.
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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18 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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St. Bartholomew's is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage church in the Berchtesgadener Land district of Bavaria in Germany. It is named after Saint Bartholomew the Apostle (Bartholomäus in German), patron of alpine farmers and dairymen. The church is located at the western shore of the Königssee lake, on the Hirschau peninsula. It can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains. A first chapel at the lake was built in 1134 by the Provosts of Berchtesgaden. In 1697 it was rebuilt in a Baroque style with a floor plan modelled on Salzburg Cathedral, two onion domes and a red domed roof. The church features stucco work by the Salzburg artist Joseph Schmidt and a three-apse choir. The altars in the apses are consecrated to Saint Bartholomew, Saint Catherine, and Saint James respectively.
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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18 May 2018 Steve Snell
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18 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell