St Bartholomew's Church – Königssee

Picture: St Bartholomew's Church

The palace and pilgrimage church were founded by the Prince-Provosts of Berchtesgaden in 1134. The triple-concha design of the church dates back to 1697; the stucco-work is by the Salzburg master Joseph Schmidt. In the 18th century the summer and hunting palace was rebuilt, with older building sections incorporated.

After Berchtesgaden became part of Bavaria in 1810, the palace became a hunting lodge for the Bavarian kings and was one of their favourite haunts. Since the Romantic period, the world-famous pilgrimage church, set against the Watzmann range, has been a source of inspiration for numerous landscape painters.

The following rooms are available for your events:

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Object information:


83471 Schönau am Königssee

Responsible administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Chiemsee
Bernauer Straße 5
83209 Prien
Telefon (0 80 51) 9 66 58-0
Fax (0 80 51) 9 66 58-38

Opening hours

The opening hours of St Bartholomew's Church are dependent on the timetable of the ferry service.

Information on the ferry service (timetable, prices etc) you can get here:
tel (0 86 52) 96 36-0

Further information

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Only folding wheelchairs can be accommodated on the boats; one step at the chapel entrance; toilet available for the disabled

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Gaststätte St. Bartholomä
83471 Königssee
Tel. (0 86 52) 96 49 37

St. Bartholomä 3
83471 Schönau
Tel. (0 86 52) 31 19

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus (RVO) to "Königssee"

Parking space:

Car park near the landing stage

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