What else should you see, experience and taste in Berchtesgaden and the surrounding area aside from Königssee, Jenner and Obersalzberg?
10 Things to See in Berchtesgaden
Königliches Schloss (Royal Castle)
Art exhibitions, rose garden, magnificent rooms, Romanesque cloister and the collegiate church next door. History can be soaked up in the area surrounding the castle square.
Gentian Distillery Grassl
In Germany’s oldest mountain distillery, it’s all about high-proof spirits on this guided tour. Those who prefer to stay sober will find gentian lemonade, gentian sausages, gentian mustard and gentian spice mixtures etc. in the shop.
gentian-grassl.com (only in German)
Haus der Berge
A didactic treat and truly appealing to all the senses. In the exhibition entitled “Vertikale Wildnis” (“Vertical Wilderness”), the ecological interrelationships found in the Berchtesgaden National Park are impressively conveyed in multimedia form for all age groups.
Relax your tired body after a hike in warm brine water or in the sauna while enjoying an unparalleled view of the mountains.
In just 20 minutes, the cable car takes guests to the diverse hiking and skiing region of Jenner (1,874 metres). Easy hiking trails lead visitors down to Berchtesgaden. For the more ambitious hiking enthusiast, there are tours leading to the “Steinerne Meer” and the “Hagengebirge”.
jennerbahn.de (only in German)
Polished rocks, waterfalls, whirlpools and gullies, eight kilometres from Berchtesgaden. Over the centuries, the Wimbach has created a deeply-carved gorge that can be accessed via wooden footbridges.
Obersalzberg Documentation Centre
Multimedia presentation on the history of Obersalzberg and the Nazi dictatorship. Impressive view of Berchtesgaden and Königssee from the vantage point of the “Kehlsteinhaus” (or the imfamous “Eagle’s Nest”).
‼️ Note The Documentation Centre is moving into a new building. Its opening is planned for spring 2023, when 800 square metres will be available for the new permanent exhibition.
obersalzberg.de | kehlsteinhaus.de
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
Deep underground: the miner’s slide, the journey across the salt lake and the famous salt cathedral in the world’s oldest operating salt mine are all rendered tangible to visitors curious to learn more.
“Alter Friedhof” (Old Cemetery)
A listed place of rest: burials have been held here since 1685. The memorial plaques with photos of those who died in the wars on the cemetery wall are particularly moving.