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

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

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1 month ago

Relatively easy hike, with great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Trail is well maintained, and only part of it is rocky/uneven. There is a connecting trail loop, but it is closed past the photo spot on the upper half, and also closed past the benches on the shore of the lake. This trail is pretty popular, especially once you reach the part of the trail leading down to the town/boat docks.

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1 month ago

Great, shady trail to get to a great view point of Königssee. Trail is gravely, smooth, and a little hilly but not rigorous. I’d definitely recommend doing it at least once if you’re in the area. And it’d be a good idea to try to find your own viewing point once you arrive at the main site as it was decently crowded when I was there.

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2 months 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.

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2 months ago

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

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2 months 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!

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