Explore on foot the stunning Berchtesgaden National Park and Lake Königssee - a pristine fjord like lake. Located in a romantic, mysterious and unique region, the lake is surrounded by an imposing mountain landscape. Walking through mountain passes below high rocky summits, discover beautiful valleys, waterfalls, gorges and rivers. This is immersion with nature at its best. En route there will be opportunities to view the Eagles Nest, Adolf Hitler's famous headquarters; the historic Austrian village of Golling; Hohenwerfen Castle; and Mt Jenner Lookout with its sweeping views of more than 100 German and Austrian peaks. Evenings are spent in superb 3 star mountain hotels where you can enjoy hearty German cuisine and relax with a Bavarian beer or two.
DAY 1 Join Berchtesgaden/Schönau DAY 2 Walk through Berchtesgaden National Park to Seisenberg Gorge and Weißbach (5-6hrs) DAY 3 Traverse alpine pastures and descend to village of Dienten (5.5hrs) DAY 4 To mountain Hotel Mühlbach (5-6hrs) DAY 5 Rest day DAY 6 Walk to Salzach Valley, visit fantastic fortress of 'Hohenwerfen', then by train to Golling (4.5hrs) DAY 7 Ascend Jenner Peak through the Bluntautal Valley and descend by cable car to Lake Königssee, viewing the famous 'Eagles Nest' en route (6-7hrs) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 9 Jun to 24 Sep
There is a guided version of this itinerary.
*7 breakfasts, 5 dinners *7 nights in 3 star mountain hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *luggage transfer *cable car ride on Mt Jenner *information pack including route notes and maps per room *transfers Schönau to Ramsau, Weißbach to Hintermoos and train Werfen to Golling *Muhlbach card (free cable cars, bus travel etc) *emergency hotline