The attractive area known as Schönau am Konigssee can be found in the far south of the country of Germany, in a piece of land that is surrounded by Austria on three sides. This is in the region of Bavaria and much of the emphasis in this part of Germany is centred on Konigssee Lake and the plethora of different activities that are available. The cosy self catering accommodation is a real treat in this part of Germany. All properties are extremely comfortable and offer the facilities you will need for a relaxing and totally independent break away.
As the main focus in Schönau am Konigssee has to be Lake Konigssee, this is where many tourists on their holidays in the area decide to partake in activities. These include the likes of swimming during the hottest months, sailing, wind surfing and pleasure boat cruises. There are also opportunities to fish in the lake and tributary rivers. During the winter months, there are many skiing resorts located within a very short drive of your self catering accommodation in Schönau am Konigssee, with the very best of these just across the border in the Tirol area of Austria.
One of the main attractions in the Schönau am Konigssee area has to be the bobsleigh track that can be found here and this is said to be the oldest of its kind in the world - having been built back in 1968. The town of Berchtesgaden is located just a few miles away from Schönau am Konigssee and this is an interesting place to visit if you are keen to learn more about the heinous activities of the Nazis in Germany. Hitler and many other evil people had a connection with this town. On a more pleasant note, Berchtesgaden National Park is a real treat to explore and this is located in the south of the region.
The mountains in this part of The Alps are nothing like as impressive as are found just across the border in Austria, nonetheless, they do have an impact on the type of climate that can be expected during your holidays in Schönau am Konigssee. Don’t forget that the higher above sea level you are, the lower the temperature will be and the more snow that can be expected in the winter. In fact, on average during the coolest months of the year, temperatures may stay below freezing for many days or even weeks at a time. The summer is completely different with temperatures comfortably reaching into the low- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius.
Tourists will find that the best airport for their holidays in Schönau am Konigssee will be across the border in Austria at Salzburg (SZG). Many airlines fly into this airport from the UK and these include Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airlines, British Airways, Monarch and Ryanair. From airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), London Stansted (STN), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL) and Bristol (BRS).