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 onausflugsticker.bayern. (only in German) koenigssee.de
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)
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
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. ramsau.de
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”). obersalzberg.de | kehlsteinhaus.de
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.
Text: Thomas Linkel
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