Berchtesgadener Land

The Berchtesgadener Land

The Königssee shines turquoise green in the sun, behind it rises the mighty Watzmann with his stone family: High up on the summit of the Jenner, the whole family enjoys a unique view over a unique region. In the Berchtesgadener Land nature and culture find a flowing transition and inspire old and young.

Almost completely surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps, the region lies in the southeast of Bavaria. The Berchtesgadener Land is like a peninsula surrounded by the Austrian border. The most important places are Bad Reichenhall, Schönau am Königssee and Berchtesgaden itself.

Bergfahrt mit der Predigtstuhlbahn


A popular destination all year round is the 1614 metre high Predigtstuhl. Once the summit is reached, young and old are rewarded with a fascinating view of the Watzmann massif, the Hochkalter, the Reiteralm, the central high Alps and the Tyrolean and Chiemgau Alps.

Königssee Ufer mit Wald

Nationalpark Berchtesgaden

The imposing Watzmann, the turquoise-blue Königssee and wild water masses in the Wimbachklamm are just a few examples of the natural beauties that can be admired in the Berchtesgaden National Park. During an excursion you get a deceleration from everyday life in an unmistakable scenery

The National Park is the only one in Germany that is located in the Alps. It stretches from the Austrian border of the Berchtesgadener Land to Ramsau in the north. A large part of the Königssee is also within the park.

Das Salzbergwerk und Berchtesgadener Ache im Herbst

Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

There, where the walls taste salty, water is mysteriously reflected in the ceiling and visitors slide down, a lot of fun awaits the whole family. In the Berchtesgaden salt mine, young and old embark on an exciting journey far below the surface of the earth.

The valuable “white gold” has been mined in the region since the 13th century. The show mine near Berchtesgaden, one of the oldest still active salt mines in Germany, was opened in 1517 and has been in operation without interruption ever since – both for salt extraction and for interested visitors.

Traumwerk Vorderansicht

Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk

A passion grew into a popular excursion destination for the whole family: small trains puff through mountain landscapes in the TraumWerk, valuable tin toys are presented and young visitors explore the adventure playground around the building.

Hans-Peter Porsche, grandson of the automobile designer and company founder Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951), realized his dream in Anger. Whether small and true to scale or large and powerful – railway enthusiasts get their money’s worth here.

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