Obersee und Röthbachfall, Schoenau am Koenigssee

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The Röthbachfall (German: Röthbachfall) is the highest waterfall in Germany, with a vertical drop of 470 metres (1540 ft). The waterfall is located in the Berchtesgaden area on the Obersee lake. One way to visit the waterfall is to take the electric boat across lake Königssee to Salet and then to hike up to the Obersee. This remote location has led to the erroneous claim that the highest waterfall in Germany is the more accessible Triberg Waterfall even though Triberg has a drop of only 163 metres.
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  • Just have a short boat trip to other shore of Königsee and in 1.5 hours you can climb to the wonderful water fall which is the highest in Germany. Enjoy the fresh milk in the hut close to the hiking.....  more
    Just have a short boat trip to other shore of Königsee and in 1.5 hours you can climb to the wonderful water fall which is the highest in Germany. Enjoy the fresh milk in the hut close to the hiking.....  more »
  • It's simply fantastic walk and the view and dense forest and the layered waterfall reminds one of the views one sees in movie Lord of Rings..the walk around the lake is beautiful and serene...once... 
    It's simply fantastic walk and the view and dense forest and the layered waterfall reminds one of the views one sees in movie Lord of Rings..the walk around the lake is beautiful and serene...once...  more »
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  • Beautiful and easy walk also for children. This walk is definitely worthy and I can highly recommend to walk until the waterfall. The path is not suit for the stroller as we have seen some parents have taken.
  • If you're deciding between Salet and St Bartholoma - this is much more worth it, than St Bartholoma stop. Absolutely beautiful.

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