Photograph of Lake Obersee by Alex Nichol

Lake Obersee

If you're ever lucky enough to visit Lake Königssee in Berchtesgaden, I'd highly recommend taking the boat trip across to the idyllic Lake Obersee, a smaller body of water tucked away in a valley on the South shore.

Photograph of Lake Obersee, Berchtesgaden, Germany by Alex Nichol
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM

It's only a short hike, and is well worth it for the awe-inspiring views and a refreshing paddle in the crisp, turquoise alpine water.

Photograph of Lake Obersee, Berchtesgaden, Germany by Alex Nichol
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM

Depending on the time of year, it might also be worth hiking a little further to Röthbachfall waterfall, although for me in turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, as the intense heatwave had all but dried it up.

Photograph of Lake Obersee, Berchtesgaden, Germany by Alex Nichol
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM

These photographs were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.


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