Malerwinkel is a 5.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Schönau a. Königssee, Bavaria, Germany that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 5.5 km Elevation Gain: 244 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


bird watching




wild flowers


This short hike takes visitors to the incredible Malerwinkel viewpoint, which offers stunning views of the Königssee.

16 days ago

This is an extremely overcrowded trail, but a great (and very easy) one nonetheless. Make sure to also hike up to the Rabenwand (there is a sign to the trail somewhere at the halfway point), which is a fun 10 minute hike to another overview which I prefer to the Malerwinkel itself (and a much quieter one as well). This hike is also very doable by the way in winter (I already did it in early January this year) and the views might be even better then.

20 days ago

This was a lovely trail with rewarding views, they took my breath away. Definitely bring your camera!

28 days ago

I’ve been hiking for years and was on vacation in Germany when I happened to hike this trail. It was the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen when you reach the end! Once you reach the lookout point, if you’re able to, climb down to the surface of the lake to enjoy a beautiful private spot. Seriously breathtaking views!

15 days ago

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