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Konigssee – The fjord-like lake in Germany

Konigssee – The fjord-like lake in Germany

Situated within the Bavarian Alps in the municipality of Schönau am Königsee, just south of Berchtesgaden, Königssee is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in Germany. This lake was formed by glacier during the Ice Age.  It stretches about 8 kilometres long, 1 kilometre wide (at its widest) and 192 metres deep. The emerald-green Königssee is surrounded by steep walls of rock, including Watzmann massif in the west and Jenner and Gotzenberg in the east.  Due to this terrain…

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Beautiful bridges in Saxony: Basteibrücke & Rakotzbrücke

Beautiful bridges in Saxony: Basteibrücke & Rakotzbrücke

Basteibrücke is a 76,5 m man made bridge which connects the Bastei rock formations, located in Saxon Switzerland National Park area. When built in 1824, the bridge was made of wood, but was replaced in 1851 by a sandstone bridge, that is still standing today. How to get there? The nearest major city is Dresden and S-Bahn train connect Dresden and Saxon Switzerland at least every 30 minutes during day time. To go to Bastei, take S-Bahn S1 train from Dresden, stop at Kurort Rathen station then…

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