The first thing you see after reaching the top of Mt. Jenner and making your way through the gift shop and cafe to the viewing platform is the stunning view above. You're tempted to believe the outlook can't get any better, but believe me, you'd be wrong!
At 1,874 metres (6,150 feet) Mount Jenner is one of the highest peaks in Berchtesgadener Land, the Watzmann Massif tops the list with it's triple peak array, Hocheck (2651 m), Mittelspitze (Middle Peak, 2,713m) and Südspitze (South Peak, 2,712m).
There are footpaths that allow the visitor to explore the Jenner and indeed if you're energetic enough you can walk up and down the mountain on pathways like this one. The day we visited the Jennerbahn cable car developed a fault so we did have walk part of the way back down.
|Footpath up the mountain|
|Hang-glider takeoff ramp|
It is possible to walk between the various peaks by following age old footpaths. There are a few inns and hostels that cater for hill walkers between the mountain tops; this would be a wonderful area for a walking holiday I'm sure.
If the weather was kind I could imagine spending many happy days walking up here enjoying the views, wild flowers and wildlife.
Of course one of the main reasons for making the trip up the Jenner apart from the clean air and the wonderful views of the surrounding Alps, is to look down on the Königssee. Climbing the short distance from the Jennerbahn station to the peak of the mountain is the way forward, so off we trudge for a first glimpse of the lake below.
|First glimpse of the Königssee|
|A little more of the lake|
|Looking down over the Königssee|
Changing lenses while at the viewpoint I was able to capture another view of St. Bartholomä nestling beside the placid waters.
|The very top!|
But while looking down onto the valley bottoms below was interesting, for me at least it was the surrounding mountain peaks I found most appealing.
|Early June and still snow-capped|