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A Roundtrip From St. Bartholoma Along the Konigsee and back through the Forest

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Along this route, you will see the St. Bartholoma church, a broad view of the Konigsee, old and authentic houses, a small forest walk, and you'll finish in a place you can buy food and beer if you want.
easy
Distance 2.1 km
1:30 h
15 m
15 m
615 m
600 m

To get to St. Bartholoma you have to take a 30 minutes ferry (or take a rigorous 3 days hike through the mountains). The ferry is located at the end of the Konigsee village, and the price for one adult is around 40 euros (updated to July 2022). There are less expensive tickets for groups and children, and there is also a pricier ticket for a longer ferry that travels 30 more minutes to the end of Konigsee. On the ferry, there is a guide that explains things in German.

BE ADVISED!

The last ferry back is around 16:00 so you have to plan your walking accordingly and get to St. Bartholoma early enough if you want to have time in that beautiful place.

Some people were willing to get to the Konigsee along the route, so bring a swimsuit if you think you'll want to refresh yourself in the Konigsee.

There is close to no elevation gain in this route, so the route is very easy to walk.

Author’s recommendation

I think you should definitely do this route if you want an easy walk with an amazing view of the Konigsee and the German alps.
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Highest point
615 m
Lowest point
600 m
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Dirt road 41.69%Forested/wild trail 10.26%Path 48.04%
Dirt road
0.9 km
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0.2 km
Path
1 km
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Safety information

Really non-needed. This route is good to do even with sandals.

Tips and hints

You can take an even longer ferry to the end of the Konigsee where you can walk to another lake, but this takes more time and is a harder hike.

Start

St. Bartholoma ferry dock (599 m)
Coordinates:
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47.544036, 12.972381
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47°32'38.5"N 12°58'20.6"E
UTM
33T 347423 5267616
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Destination

St. Bartholoma ferry dock

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Public transport

There are many buses that will take you about 1 km from the ferry that will take you to St. Bartholoma where the route starts.

Getting there

Like I said in the description, you'll pay about 10 euros per adult for the 30 minutes ferry to St. Bartholoma where the trail starts.

Parking

You will have to park about 1 km from the ferry dock that will take you to St. Bartholoma. The parking costs about 6 euros per car for the whole day.

Coordinates

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47.544036, 12.972381
DMS
47°32'38.5"N 12°58'20.6"E
UTM
33T 347423 5267616
w3w 
///rations.replicated.unopened
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
15 m
Descent
15 m
Highest point
615 m
Lowest point
600 m
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