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The Berchtesgaden region, whose power came initially from the development of a priory and the exploitation of salt mines in the area, was annexed to Bavaria in 1810. Today the area forms a National Park with numerous Alpine lakes, such as the unforgettable Königssee and its Chapel of St Bartholomä, making this a haven of peace and tranquillity, as well as a superb area for outdoor pursuits. The village of Berchtesgaden is dominated by the legendary Watzmann, the third highest peak in Germany and the highest rock face in the Alps, which faces Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” on the Kehlstein.

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Tourist attractions Berchtesgaden : Things to see and do

  • After the abortive 1923 putsch and his early release from prison, Adolf Hitler spent some time in Obersalzberg. He bought a chalet, which he transformed into a presidential palace in 1933; other Nazi leaders subsequently purchased houses here. After ..

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  • Kehlstein Recommended Recommended

    D - Kehlstein

    You take the bus to travel along this impressively narrow road on the rocky spur of the Kehlstein (1834m). When you arrive, a lift takes you up the last 100m to the top, where you can take refreshments in the «Eagle's Eyrie». This place, now a tea ro..

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  • Königsee Recommended Recommended

    D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    This lake is dominated by the enormous rock-faces of the Watzmann to the west and the bedrock of the Steinernes Meer to the south. At the point where the lake narrows stands the chapel of St Bartholomä with its triple apse looking like overlapping sk..

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Hotels Berchtesgaden

  • Hotel Bavaria Superior

    Sunklergässchen 11 D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    Boasting 100 years of dedicated service, this family-run hotel is situated in the heart of Berchtesgaden, just a short distance from the spa centre, pedestrian area and scenic hiking routes. The Hotel Bavaria Superior welcomes you to romantic countr..

  • Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

    Maximilianstraße 20 D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    This family-run hotel enjoys a strategic location near the pedestrian area and spa gardens of Berchtesgaden, one of Bavaria’s most popular winter sports destinations and health resorts. Since 1876, the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten has treated its guest..

  • Hotel Schwabenwirt

    Konigsseerstraße 1 D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    This hotel is located in the centre of Berchtesgaden, 50 metres from the train station and 2 km from Lake Königsee. Hotel Schwabenwirt offers an à la carte restaurant and a beer garden with a view of the Watzmann Mountain. Rooms at Hotel Schwabenwir..

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