Die Pfarrkirche St. Andreas (links) und die Stiftskirche St. Peter und Johannes der Täufer (rechts)
Berchtesgaden

What else should you see, experience and taste in Berchtesgaden and the surrounding area aside from Königssee, Jenner and Obersalzberg?

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Berchtesgaden: 10 Things to See and Do

Schlossplatz in der Berchtesgadener Altstadt

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.
schloss-berchtesgaden.de

Wallfahrtskirche St. Barholomä am Königssee

Lake Königssee

The trip by e-boat to the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä leads you between steep mountain walls across what is probably Bavaria’s most famous lake. A must, but it doesn’t just have to be at weekends – best to check on ausflugsticker.bayern. (only in German)
koenigssee.de

Die Enzianbrennerei Grassl ist die älteste Bergbrennerei in Deutschland

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)

Information centre 'Haus der Berge' in Berchtesgaden

Haus der Berge (House of the Mountains)

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.
haus-der-berge.bayern.de

Watzmann Spa

Relax your tired body after a hike in warm brine water or in the sauna while enjoying an unparalleled view of the mountains.
watzmann-therme.de (only in German)

The mountain station of the Jennerbahn in Berchtesgadener Land

Mount Jenner

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)

Wasserfälle der Wimbachklamm bei Ramsau

Wimbachklamm (Gorge)

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.
berchtesgaden.de (only in German)

Inside the Obersalzberg Documentation

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”).

The Documentation Centre moved into a new building. Since autumn 2023, 800 square metres are available for the newly designed permanent exhibition.
obersalzberg.de | kehlsteinhaus.de

Spiegelsee im

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.
salzbergwerk.de

“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.

Berchtesgadener Altstadt mit Hirschenhaus (links) und Marktbrunnen

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