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  • 1 Kehlstein Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Obersalzberg and the "Eagle's Nest" Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    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 ..

  • 3 Königsee Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 4 Schlossplatz Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Schlossplatz D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    This triangular «square» is at the heart of the town. There is a noteworthy old granary on its western side, with galleries dating from the 16C. The façades of the church and the old priory, now known as «the castle», complete the delightful picture.

  • 5 Dormitory of BerchtesgadenRoyal Castle Interesting

    Museums and art

    Schlossplatz D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    This beautiful Gothic hall (dormitorium) with two aisles houses many religious objects, including twelve magnificent busts from the stalls of Weingarten basilica (1487). Of particular interest in the museum are the two Renaissance rooms on the first ..

  • 6 Salt Mines Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Bergwerkstr. 23 D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    The salt mines began to be worked in 1517 and brought prosperity to the region. You visit the museum wearing miner's overalls, on a train that takes you through the galleries. You then climb down a steep 34m slope to the mine itself, and are invited ..

  • 7 Hintersee Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    The road to Rossfeld climbs the narrow Ramsau valley to reach this lake framed by the steep slopes of the Reiteralpe and the Teeth of Hochkalter. The eastern shore with its «enchanted forest» further downstream, are a popular destination for ramblers..

  • 8 Stiftskirche St. Peter und Johanne

    Religious buildings

    Schlossplatz D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    The old church of St Peter and St John was built on Romanesque foundations by Augustinian monks. Its façade shows a definite Lombard influence, with its decorative pattern of stone in alternating colours. The distinguishing feature of the interior is..

  • 9 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Schlossplatz D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    The former monastery was turned into a sumptuous palace. From 1923 onwards, it was the residence of Crown Prince Rupert, ex-generalissimo of the Bavarian troops during the First World War and head of the Wittelsbachs until his death in 1955. He fille..

  • 10 Cloister

    Religious buildings

    Schlossplatz D - 83471 Berchtesgaden

    The cloister, built in the 13C, retains its Romanesque galleries on three sides. Some of the columns also retain their original décor of foliage and interlacing motifs.

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