Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I present a view taken from the viewpoint of Mount Jenner, the enchanting lake Königssee. I hope you like it, then some letters on the beautiful lake.

Lake King (German Königssee) is located at the southern tip of Germany, in the federal state of Bavaria. It is an elongated lake, surrounded by high mountains, which give the appearance of a fjord. With a maximum depth of 190 m, it is the third deepest lake in Germany.

Its main source is the Ober Lake, which is southeast of Lake King. The lake, rich in trout, is within the town of Schonau am Konigssee.

During the last ice age, ice flows (glaciers) formed the lake. The beauty of the lake and its coast were the impetus for the creation of Berchtesgaden National Park, which includes most of the lake area. On the west side the eastern wall of Mount Watzmann, the third highest mountain in Germany rises.

At the foot of this mountain is the famous Eiskapelle (ice chapel), a vaulted ice grotto, formed in the summer months and is accessible by a path.

King lake contains a rocky island of 1260 m˛, called Christlieger, which is just 250 meters from the north shore. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the lake from the Feuerpalven, Archenkanzel and Malerwinkel (literally "painter's corner") points. Especially the view from Malerwinkel is famous, as several landscape painters have painted the lake from this point.

A company operates 18 electric boats plying the lake. electric boats are used to prevent water pollution, which is reputed the cleanest water of Germany being. The first electric boats began to cross the lake in 1909 and now the oldest still in operation day dates from 1920. In 2003 two boats with steel helmet were introduced, others have wooden hull. The boats leave from the town of Königssee, part of Schonau am Konigssee, and make stops at Kessel (by request only), St. Bartholomä and Salet, at the southern end of the lake. The average distance between the town of Königssee and St. Bartholomä, it is customary that the boat operator touches a trumpet, so that tourists can hear the multiple echoes generated by high cliffs surrounding the lake. St. Bartholomä is a picturesque pilgrimage chapel located along the lake. It was also place a hunting ground of the kings of Bavaria.

Because of its size, it is unusual for the lake surface freezes during the winter. This usually happens only once or twice per century. The last time this event occurred was in January and February 2006, when the lake surface remained frozen for 29 days, with an ice thickness of up to 4 dm. These days he was allowed to walk to St. Bartholomä by a marked path.
Source: Wikipedia.

Make: SONY
Model: DSC-W170
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-05 15:48
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 383 k

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