The picturesque town of Berchtesgaden is situated in Upper Bavaria near to the Austrian border. The town is nestled in breathtaking scenery at the foot of the Watzmann Massif and not far from the famous Königssee. It will captivate you with its various historical buildings, cultural traditions and cultivated hospitality. Alongside tours of the beautiful town, excursions in the magnificent surroundings are also available.
Berchtesgaden main railway station provides connections to international destinations. Even the local transport is very well developed and it is served with buses and trains. Berchtesgaden is very easy to reach via the A 8 and the nearest exit is Bad Reichenhall. Two international airports offer a bus transfer to Berchtesgaden. The airport in Munich is around 180 kilometers away, the airport in Salzburg is only 20 kilometers away.
In former times, the town owed a significant part of its importance and its wealth to the immense salt deposits in the surrounding mountains. Today, the Salzbergwerk „salt mine“ represents a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can drive into the mine and they can gain an insight into the theme of salt mining in the informative museum. Effective entertainment is a highlight of this museum visit.
The drive over the Roßfeldpanoramastraße, which are subject to a toll, constitute an unforgettable holiday experience. From here and in good weather, you are confronted with a breathtaking view of the imposing mountain landscape. Several parking spaces offer you the opportunity to enjoy the Alpine backdrop in complete tranquility. The Panoramastraße is an excellent starting point for hikes and climbing tours.
The nearby >strong>Königssee>strong> constitutes one of the tourist attractions that we highly recommend to you and the unique Wallfahrtskapelle St. Bartholomä which is also located nearby. This panorama is ones of the landmarks of Berchtesgaden. The Watzmann rises majestically over the idyll.
You should also visit the Wittelsbacher Schloss in Berchtesgaden. This royal castle offers you interesting insights into the development of the entire region through several epochs. This really lovingly designed tour is further enhanced by the cultural interludes.
The Braustuberl lies at the heart of Berchtesgaden and its ambience alone is enough to captivate you. You will enjoy the typical Bavarian dishes with an abundance cuisine for moderate prices. An authentic Bavarian beer goes perfectly with the hearty roast pork.