Schönau am Koenigssee (dpa / lby) - A temporary sewage pipe should allow numerous tourists to visit Koenigssee this summer. In the high season, up to 5,000 people could continue to travel by ship to the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä near Schönau, the Bavarian Palace Administration announced on Tuesday.
Since the previous pipe, which was laid deep through the lake, cannot be used at the moment due to a leak, the waste water in the area of the church was finally collected and regularly drained across the lake in a tank. However, this solution is not sufficient for the onslaught in the season, emphasized the palace administration.
The temporary line, which costs 75,000 euros, is to be laid in the next few days and will remain in operation until the main line is repaired. The five and a half kilometer sea line is to be replaced in the course of the year.
St. Bartholomä and the neighboring former Wittelsbach hunting lodge are among the best-known holiday destinations in Upper Bavaria. The idyllic church on the lake shore in front of an imposing mountain backdrop is a popular photo motif for guests from all over the world.