Berchtesgaden Lake & Mountain Holidays

This beautiful town is located in the outermost south-east corner of Bavaria, next to the Austrian border. It is dominated by the Watzmann Mountain which serves as a stunning backdrop to this charming ancient market town. The area in and around Berchtesgaden offers a wide variety of activities such as biking, golf, swimming, skiing and hiking trails. Alternatively, for those seeking rest and relaxation, the nearby spa town of Bad Reichenhall is the place to visit.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 55 min
  • Salzburg Airport: 25km from the city centre; transfer time about 26 min
  • Currency: Euro
Things to do

Grassl Schnapps Distillery:

Take a tour of Germany's oldest distillery and taste a sample of the clear tasty Schnapps distilled from the Gentian flower.


Mount Jenner cable car:

Travel up to the highest gateway of the Berchtesgaden National Park where you will find over a dozen hiking trails with the most stunning views over the German Alps.


Salt Mines:

Berchtesgaden was once a major producer of 'white gold' and now you can visit the salt mines. The highlights include the crossing of a 100m-long illuminated lake and the special train taking you into the depths of the mine.

Places to see

Royal Castle:

Visit the former summer residence of the Bavarian royal family.


Obersalzberg Documentation Centre:

A permanent exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary History at Obersalzberg. It was commissioned by the Free State of Bavaria and explores the use of the Obersalzberg mountain retreat by the Nazi party.



Book an Eagle's Nest Tour and see the 'Kehlsteinhaus', Hitler's former retreat.

Where to stay

Treff Alpenhotel Kronprinz 4*

With wonderful views over Berchtesgaden and the surrounding mountain scenery, the hotel is located around 500 metres from the town centre. 


Alm and Wellness Hotel 4*

Quiet surroundings, splendid alpine views and great facilities; the hotel is next to a forest approx 4km from Berchtesgaden.

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