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Lake Obersee (Königssee)

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Hidden : 2/3/2010
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Lake Obersee (Königssee) 

The Königssee is a lake located in the extreme southeast of the German State of Bavaria (Bayern), near the German-Austrian Border. Lying near the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden in the municipality of Schönau am Königsee, just south of the Austrian city Salzburg in the German Alps, the Königssee is the third deepest lake in Germany. The lake was formed by glaciers during the last ice age. It is 7.7 kilometers long and about 1.7 kilometers across at its widest point. Except at its outlet, the Königsseer Ache at the village of Königssee, the lake is surrounded by steeply rising flanks of alpine mountains (2.000 m), including the fabled Watzmann.

The Obersee was a part of the Königssee until something has happened. Today the Obersee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the alps. It is surrounded by the mountains.

Your task

Go to N47° 30.797'  E12° 59.854' - this point is located on the way between the Fischunkel Alm and the Obersee. There, I want you to make a photo of you and your GPS with the Oberssee in the background. (Please use a similar perspective as shown in the picture below.)

Then, please answer the following two questions and send me the answers via the contact form:
1)    What has happened to create the Obersee out of a part of the Königssee? To answer this question, I suggest to go to one of the national park information centers - there you will find the information in a flyer or just ask the clerk at the information desk...
2)    On the lake-side of the Fischunkelalm the is a holy cross (see picture) - please send me the right year witten on this table  at the both marked positions?

You can log at once after sending me your answers. If there are any problem with your answers, I will contact you. A photo of you at the location is optional but highly appreciated.
Wish you a nice walk to the mountain scenery!

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