Kirche St. Bartholomae, Berchtesgaden

4.5
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Berchtesgaden
Atop the Königssee lake with the imposing Watzmann massif as a backdrop, Kirche St. Bartholomae can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains. The Baroque church, named after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, was built in 1697. The building features a red, domed roof and stuccowork by Salzburg artist Joseph Schmidt. An annual pilgrimage takes place here in late August. A nearby restaurant and beer garden operate in an old hunting lodge, providing views of the lake and mountains. Using our online itinerary creator, Berchtesgaden attractions like Kirche St. Bartholomae can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I took the boat trip to the islet that has this church. It was really worth it. On the way, the pilot played the saxophone. I took a meal from the Hofbrauhaus. A marvel...
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  • Nice holiday trip but unfortunately very crowded. It is more profitable to drive the station Salet further and take the hike to the waterfall with sturdy shoes. The landscape on the Upper Lake beautiful. If you are on the road early, you can really enjoy it all.
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  • The views are breathtaking. The church is beautiful. I would not suggest dining at the restaurant. The schnitzel was tough and the goulash was cold. Cold to the point that the gravy was stiff from sitting out. Atmosphere was pleasant but the food was very over priced and not very palatable.
  • I went there in 1981, during my tour in the US Army. It's a gorgeous, pristine lake. A spectacular representation of baroque architecture is the church, with beautifully kept up interior. They had recently completed a renovation when I saw it.
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