Kempinski Blog Article
Some of the world's most beautiful places are by the lakeside, with crystal-clear waters and stunning panoramas, they make a great destination for a vacation. For guests of Kempinski Hotels there are a number of locations where these natural landscapes are close by – here are some of our favourites.
The Königssee, Germany
With calm, clear waters, lined by steep mountains that are covered in forest, the Königssee is a perfect example of a beautiful alpine lake. Only a short distance away from Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden, guests staying here can take the 20 minute drive to the edge of the lake, to enjoy a relaxed walk along the shore or a boat tour of the lake to take in the amazing surroundings.
Lake Geneva, Switzerland
One of the most breath-taking sights in Europe, and one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman) is a must-visit for anyone looking for a lake-side vacation.
Huge and beautiful, the crescent-shaped lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, quaint villages and the vibrant city of Geneva itself. If you are staying at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, you will be staying right on the shore, ideal for exploring the lake and surrounding areas.
Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia
Guests of Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras are perfectly located to enjoy the best of Štrbské pleso, the most famous lake in the High Tatras. Here, the clean air, still waters and rugged mountains come together to create a dramatic landscape. The area is great for boating, hiking and other outdoor activities.
One of China's most famous bodies of water, Yanqi Lake is a relaxed place to visit. Here, just 60km from Beijing's city centre, visitors can enjoy water sports, 20km of pretty shoreline and stunning views to the north, west and east of the Jundu, Hongluo and Jindeng Mountains.
The lake is also populated with a variety of bird-life, being home to wild geese, cranes and swans, and is bordered by forests as well – a must-visit for visitors at Yanqi Hotel and Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Beijing.
The Dead Sea
Bordering Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, the Dead Sea is a highly saline lake that also holds the title of being the world's lowest point, at 429m below sea level.
This dry yet beautiful landscape is truly unique, home to strange salt formations and waters that are known to both provide a range of health benefits and allow bathers to easily float on top of the surface. If you decide to stay at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, we recommend you spend time exploring this wondrous place.