As a tourism and leisure region, Berchtesgaden has Germany's only high-alpine national park, the fjord-like Königssee, breathtaking landscapes and countless mountain myths.

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Berchtesgaden and Königsee National Park

There is no path. The mighty rocks of the Berchtesgaden Alps drop almost vertically to the shore of Lake Königsee, which measures 192 meters at its deepest point. If you want to discover the impressive natural scenery around Bavaria's best-known mountain lake, you have to take the boat - and you'll hear the echo. It takes half an hour to reach the peninsula of St. Bartholomä, behind which the awe-inspiring Watzmann east face towers. Dedicated to St. Bartholomew, the Baroque pilgrimage church with its famous wine-red onion domes is one of the most photographed subjects in the world.

In 1978, a retreat for nature was created with the first and only German Alpine National Park, the Berchtesgaden National Park. Here you can listen to the voices of birds, marvel at gentian and edelweiss, marmots and golden eagles. Throughout the year, hikes are offered on a variety of topics. The program includes excursions, group outings and experiences for the whole family.


Once an hour from Freilassing. Journey time approx. 50 minutes.

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