We parked at the south eastern corner of the lake and stepping out of the car, this was my first proper view. Low cloud covered the mountain tops, but in some ways I felt that just added to the moody atmosphere.
A short walk along the southern shoreline from east to west offered views across the lake of a youth hostel and couple of other buildings catering to the tourist, including the Gasthaus Seeklause where we stopped for some lunch.
You may notice the Hintersee water has a definite green hue. Some of this is no doubt due to the reflected light from the surrounding tree covered mountains, but natural salts also have a colouring effect.
|Hintersee water colour|
Walking among the trees you can't help but be impressed by the number and variety of wild flowers.
From the delicacy of the blues to the depth of the purples and the variety of greens, the eye is treated to a feast of colour. No point asking me to identify the flowers because I can't.
The bee population are happy too. :)
The weather was kind to us and the rain held off during our visit, but you can see how threatening the building clouds were and indeed it did rain later in the day.
We made one more photo-stop before dropping into the Gasthaus Seeklause for a late lunch and I made use of a fellow tourist to add a little extra interest to this shot of the lake.
|Enjoying the Hintersee|
Thinking of visiting Berchtesgadener Land? Make sure you take time to include the Hintersee in your tour.