The Rossfeld panorama road
The Rossfeldstraße is definitely one of the most beautiful panorama roads in the world and measures about 12 km between the two toll booths. From Hotel Lampllehen you can reach the Rossfeldstraße via Unterau and Oberau in about 15 minutes. Coming from Berchtesgaden via Obersalzberg. Despite its height, the road is passable all year round. It winds its way up to 1540 metres with a curvy gradient of up to 13%. Skiers will find a relatively snow-sure, easy skiing area on the Rossfeld. You can stop for a bite to eat in the many restaurants along the route. The Ofnerboden, about 2 km from the southern toll station, is also the starting point for a beautiful hike to the Kehlsteinhaus.
You shouldn't be tempted to simply drive down the Rossfeldstraße, although it offers you some great and constantly changing views even while driving, especially thanks to the many bends and hairpin bends.
There are plenty of parking spaces at the most beautiful viewpoints and we definitely recommend you use them. If you climb a little higher from the parking lot, for example to the Hennenköpfl, you will have an unforgettable view over the Berchtesgaden and Salzburg Alps. To the south you can see the impressive massif of the Hoher Göll and the Kehlsteinhaus. In the west you can see the Reiter Alpe and in the northwest the long stretched Untersberg. In the north you can see the Salzburg Valley and in the background, in good weather even the Dachstein and Tennengebirge.
The Rossfeldstraße is no longer an insider tip but it is definitely a MUST during a holiday in Berchtesgaden! You can just relax, drive up in your own car and enjoy a fantastic view and panoramic view high above Berchtesgaden in a comfortable way, without climbing. Elsewhere, long mountain tours or even expensive cable car rides would be necessary. Even in the high season the Rossfeldstraße is not "overcrowded" and you can find a quiet place here and there.
Hike to the Purtschellerhaus
We can also recommend the hike to the Purtschellerhaus. It is a mountain hut of the DAV and is located directly at the Austrian border. The western part is in Germany and the eastern part in Austria.
The varied hike to the Purtschellerhaus takes, from the Ahornkaser, about 1 ¼ hours and leads you first along a sand path, then over stairs and finally along a forest path to the hut. There you can stop on the beautiful terrace and enjoy the impressive panorama.
The Purtschellerhaus is open during the summer season from about mid-May to mid-October - but weather-related changes are possible.
You can find more information at https://www.purtschellerhaus.de/.