Drone captures adventurer Bridget Thackwray in a hidden pool in Germany above Königsbach waterfall

Incredible drone footage captures adventurer relaxing in a hidden pool at the top of a 650ft waterfall

  • The pool sits near the top of the Königsbach waterfall in Germany, which is one of the country’s highest 

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If you want a holiday snap with the wow factor, then you might like to make your way to this incredible ‘hidden pool’.

It sits near the top of the jaw-dropping Königsbach waterfall in Germany, which at over 650ft in height, is one of the country’s highest.

The sheer rugged majesty of the spot is underscored by stunning drone footage of adventurer Bridget Thackwray, 25, taking a dip in the pool.

The sheer rugged majesty of the spot is underscored by stunning drone footage of adventurer Bridget Thackwray, 25, taking a dip in the pool

The clip, filmed on August 20, begins up close to Bridget as she relaxes in the natural rock basin, then it backs out to reveal just how remote the pool is – and how high the waterfall is.

Bridget is one half of New Zealand travelling duo Expedition Earth, with partner Topher Richwhite, and they apparently got wind of the hidden pool – which can be found above Konigssee lake in Bavaria – from locals.

Bridget said: ‘The Hidden Pool is as the name suggests, very hidden!

Bridget is one half of New Zealand travelling duo Expedition Earth , with partner Topher Richwhite, and they apparently got wind of the hidden pool – which can be found above Konigssee lake in Bavaria - from locals

Bridget is one half of New Zealand travelling duo Expedition Earth , with partner Topher Richwhite, and they apparently got wind of the hidden pool – which can be found above Konigssee lake in Bavaria – from locals

‘It is not on the trail and requires a hike from where the nearest viewpoint is.

‘Once you’ve hiked approximately 30 minutes from the last viewpoint, you can navigate your way through the remaining bush by following the noise of the water falling.

‘Once you reach the waterfall, you have to climb up to the top along the tree line to get to the pool.

‘The water is freezing, as it comes directly from the surrounding mountains.

‘Despite the strong current, there is a large ledge between yourself and the drop-off.

‘But it requires caution.’

Bridget says: 'The water is freezing, as it comes directly from the surrounding mountains'

Bridget says: ‘The water is freezing, as it comes directly from the surrounding mountains’

It certainly does.

Earlier this year a tourist had to be rescued by helicopter after falling partway down the waterfall and the route there is not an official one and therefore not maintained.

The advice is to thoroughly research the route, talk to the locals and wear proper hiking gear.

There are several travel blogs that map the way.   

MailOnline Travel has reported on some of Bridget’s previous adventures, which include taking a dip in a pool in a scorching salt plain in Ethiopia and, in the same country, taking a stroll across a terrace of psychedelic-coloured sulphur pools. 

Bridget is pictured walking amid bubbling sulphur pools in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia

Bridget is pictured walking amid bubbling sulphur pools in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia 

Bridget was filmed swimming in a beautiful natural pool within the arid vastness of the Danakil Depression

Bridget was filmed swimming in a beautiful natural pool within the arid vastness of the Danakil Depression


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