Things to do 
in Berchtesgaden

The most beautiful things to do in Berchtesgaden and surroundings

Fantastic view over the Königssee with St. Bartholomä

Königssee (Kings Lake)

Only 15 minutes from the hotel

The Königssee, a fjord-like mountain lake about 7 kilometres long, which is considered the cleanest lake in Germany because of its emerald-green, crystal-clear water and particularly high water quality. With a depth of 192 metres, it is also the deepest lake in Bavaria. You can discover the Königssee during a boat trip. Since 1909 only electric boats have been used here, which glide silently across the lake. The red onion domes of St. Bartholomew Church, probably the most photographed sight in Berchtesgaden, are breathtakingly beautiful and a hike above the church takes you to the Ice Chapel, a glacier with a natural ice cave. The Obersee at the end of the Königssee is one of the most beautiful places in Berchtesgaden and the 1-hour boat trip there is definitely worth it. After the boat tour we strongly recommend to take the Jennerbahn up to 1.800 m and enjoy the unique view over Berchtesgaden.

Price list 2020

To St. Bartholomew and back:

Adults 15,50 EUR
Children up to 5 years free
Children 6-17 years 50 % reduction

To Salet and back:

Adults 19 EUR
Children up to 5 years free
Children 6-17 years 50 % reduction

Only 10 minutes from the hotel

The Eagle's Nest offers the best panoramic view in Germany and is, together with lake Königssee, one of the most beautiful sights in Berchtesgaden. At an altitude of 1834 meters you can enjoy the breathtaking view far above the roofs of Berchtesgaden. With good weather conditions you can see up to 190 kilometres far. The Eagle's Nest was built in 1938, was a project of Martin Borman and, contrary to widespread belief, not a gift for Hitler's 50th birthday. As beautiful as the Eagle's Nest may be today - Hitler himself visited it only about 10 times. For fear of bomb attacks and because the long way there seemed too risky and time-consuming to him.

However, it was spared from bomb attacks and in 1952 it was turned into a restaurant and at the same time opened to the public. So today you can easily reach the Eagle's Nest by bus from the Obersalzberg car park (at the documentation centre with bunkers).

Once you reach the top, you go through the long tunnel to the shiny golden elevator, which finally takes you to the top. Be sure to walk to the summit cross. From there you can take one of the famous photos of the Eagle's Nest yourself.

Price list 2020

Return journey incl. lift:
adults 16,60 €
children up to 14 years 9,60 €

Read more about the Kehlsteinhaus here in our blog

Slide in the salt mine Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden salt mine

Only 5 minutes from the hotel

While the historic salt mine was opened in 1517, salt has been mined in Berchtesgaden since 1193. With the "white gold" Berchtesgaden succeeded in the Middle Ages and gained economic power. On a guided tour through the adventure salt mines you will learn a lot about salt mining. The 2 wooden slides, which are the highlight of the tour for many visitors, take you deep underground to an impressive underground mirror lake. All this of course in a miner's overall and the entrance with the mine train.

The salt mine Berchtesgaden is open to visitors all year round.

Entrance fees 2020

Adults 17 Euro
Children under 16 years 9,50 Euro

With guest card 0,50 Euro reduction

Opening hours 2020

01 April - 31 Oct. 9-17 h
02 Nov. - 31 March 11-15 h

The salt mine is open all year round.

Closed only on:
01.01./ Good Friday/ Whit Monday/ 01.11./ 24.12./ 25.12./ 31.12

Jennerbahn cablecar

Only 12 minutes from the hotel

The newly built Jennerbahn takes you comfortably up to the summit at 1800 meters. The new Jenneralm - the restaurant at the top station also provides delicious food and refreshment. Sit down on the spacious terrace and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of the Berchtesgaden mountains. However, you will get the most beautiful view from the observation deck at the summit of the Jenner.

You'll have to take a little walk for that. A 400 meter long hiking trail leads you up to the platform. Here you can expect a breathtaking view of lake Königssee and miles of views in all directions.

In summer the Jenner boasts countless beautiful hiking trails and in winter you can ski on perfectly groomed slopes.

Make sure you stop at the middle station when you visit the Jenner.
Not only is the Jenner middle station a popular starting point for beautiful tours (for example to the Priesbergalm or Gotzenalm and the lookout Feuerpalfen).

After a short walk you also reach the "Beschneiungsweiher", a pond, that is used for making snow during the winter time. Doesen't sound interesting? You're wrong! Due to the great location of the lake, surrounded by the massive Berchtesgaden Alps and a unique view of the Watzmann, it is an absolute jewel. The mountains are reflected in the clear water of the mountain lake and the unique idyll invites you to relax.

Prices 2020

Up to the top and back:
adults: 27,50 EUR
teenagers up to 17 years: 22 EUR
children up to 13 years: 11 EUR

Only 3 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot

Numerous bridges lead you through the wildly romantic Almbachklamm gorge in Marktschellenberg, the rushing Almbach and impressive waterfalls always in reach. Natural spectacle made accessible.
A visit is a must when in Berchtesgaden!

Entrance fees 2020

Adults: 6 EUR
With guest card: 5 EUR
Teenagers under 18 years: 4 EUR
Children under 6 years: free

Read here in our blog more about the Almbachklamm

Front view House of Mountains Berchtesgaden with Watzmann in the background

The House of Mountains

Only 10 minutes from the hotel

Don't forget to visit the House of Mountains (Haus der Berge) when you are in Berchtesgaden. From the outside the building impresses with its extraordinary architecture. This and the name Haus der Berge, however, do not suggest much about what a unique experience awaits you inside. The education and information centre in the city of Berchtesgaden inspires adults and children likewise  in the permanent exhibition Vertical Wilderness.
You can watch whole film series about the animal and mountain world in Berchtesgaden and everything is very interactive.

If you want to discover the Berchtesgaden National Park in a unique way, you have the opportunity to do so in the House of Mountains.

In Spiesberger's alpine kitchen, the restaurant above the exhibition, you can have a small meal afterwards - with an impressive view of the Watzmann.

Prices 2020

Adults: 4 EUR
Children (6-16 years): 2 EUR
Children up to 5 years: free
People with disabilities (with ID): 3,50 EUR
Families: 10 EUR

With guest card 50 Cent reduction

Opening hours 2020

Open daily from 9:00 to 17:00

View over the crystal clear Hintersee in Ramsau near Berchtesgaden

Lake Hintersee

Only 25 minutes from the hotel

The Hintersee in the small village of Ramsau near Berchtesgaden is considered the epitome of an idyllic mountain lake. A walk around the lake shows you the beauty from all sides. The crystal-clear, emerald-green water, the mountain panorama reflected in the lake and last but not least the breathtaking enchanted forest (Zauberwald) that crowns it all. A fantastically beautiful excursion.

For photographers lake Hintersee is most beautiful in the early morning hours!

Thundering water in the Wimbachklamm gorge near Berchtesgaden

Wimbach Gorge and Wimbach Castle

Only 20 minutes from the hotel

Between the rugged rock walls of the Watzmann and Hochkalter, right at the beginning of the Wimbach valley, an impressive natural spectacle awaits you! The Wimbach rushes through the narrow gorges of the Wimbach gorge (Wimbachklamm). A successful cooling off on hot summer days and definitely a highlight of your holiday in Berchtesgaden.

As the Wimbachklamm is very short, we recommend a hike to Wimbach castle (Wimbachschloss) and possibly Wimbachgries.

Entrance fees 2020

Adults and children pay 2 Euro each

With guest card 1,50 Euro

In south Bavaria, around Berchtesgaden, the national park offers many beautiful hiking routes and provides an insight into the habitats of wild animals in almost untouched nature. In Berchtesgaden you will never be bored during your holiday. The numerous things to do around the world-famous Königssee, the Eagle's Nest and the salt mine are waiting to be discovered and provide you with unforgettable holiday experiences.

You could spend your holiday in Berchtesgaden soon. Have a look at our double rooms or our chalets now. We are looking forward to your visit.

Experience Bavarian hospitality, taste the great food and beer, celebrate traditional festivals with locals. Here in Berchtesgaden your holiday will be unforgettable.

Whether nature or culture, wellness or sports. Summer as well as winter - there is something for everyone and every time in Berchtesgaden.

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