Berchtesgaden The Essential
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The Berchtesgaden region, whose power came initially from the development of a priory and the exploitation of salt mines in the area, was annexed to Bavaria in 1810. Today the area forms a National Park with numerous Alpine lakes, such as the unforgettable Königssee and its Chapel of St Bartholomä, making this a haven of peace and tranquillity, as well as a superb area for outdoor pursuits. The village of Berchtesgaden is dominated by the legendary Watzmann, the third highest peak in Germany and the highest rock face in the Alps, which faces Hitler's "Eagle's Nest" on the Kehlstein.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Berchtesgaden
Kehlstein
Kehlstein
You take the bus to travel along this
60 minutes
Obersalzberg
Obersalzberg
After the abortive 1923 putsch and his
90 minutes
Dormitory of BerchtesgadenRoyal Castle
Dormitory of BerchtesgadenRoyal Castle
This beautiful Gothic hall (dormitorium)
Schlossplatz
Schlossplatz
This triangular «square» is at the heart
15 minutes
Salt Mines
Salt Mines
The salt mines began to be worked in
90 minutes
Stiftskirche St. Peter und Johanne
Stiftskirche St. Peter und Johanne
The old church of St Peter and St John
15 minutes