The main treasure of the city - salt; its production and sales have brought significant profits to the city treasury, the city prospered, flourished especially during the reign of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Near the town it is still mine, which produces the salt extraction.
These lands have experienced many historic events. Rich with a "white gold" the land was the object of desire of neighboring Austria. Relations between Bavaria and Austria remained strained until 1810. In the days of Napoleon the territory of Berchtesgadener Land was finally owned by the Kingdom of Bavaria.
At the present time in the castle there is a museum, which presents furniture, porcelain, hunting rifles and trophies, including the largest Bavarian deer (antler weight is 18.3 kg), paintings form XV-XIX centuries.
Here began to come Bavarian aristocracy, scholars and artists. The big industrialists and diplomats have chosen these places for their country ownership. Luxury villas with beautiful parks are increasingly began to appear in these remote places with unsurpassed natural beauty.
Maria Gern Church
Maria Gern Church, built in 1709 is another sights of Bavaria, now it looks wonderful, beautifully restored, it is considered as the most beautiful temple in the Berchtesgaden. The luxury of its interior decoration is an example of Bavarian religious art in its most perfect form.
In 10 minutes (8 km) from our guest house is aquacomplex Watzmann Therme.
The area of over 900 m² water surface includes the family pool, water slides, a wellness center with saunas, places for various sports and much more.
The discreet architecture of glass, wood and fresh color accents harmoniously fits into the picturesque landscape, which inspired the variety of leisure activities.
Rossfeld Panoramic Road
The journey on the most mountainous panoramic road in Germany will give you an unforgettable experience. The road is located at 1600 meters above sea level and part of its route goes through the territory of Austria.
During the journey you watch the life of rural areas in the Alps and to see the city of Mozart - Salzburg - from the bird's-eye view. You will see the beautiful landscapes, panoramas of alpine meadows, snow caps of mountains, green forests.
The historic town Laufen is part of the Berchtesgaden area. Here began the transportation of "white gold" in the 9th century along Salzach and Saalach rivers, which broght the city wealth and prestige. The filigree border-spaning-bridge between Laufen and Oberndorf links Germany to Austria, it was built in 1902/1903 in the Art Nouveau style and is under state protection.
The old town hall of Laufen was built in the 15th century and still retains a magnificent Gothic arch on the first. On the 2nd floor – renovated "Alter Rathaussaal (town hall) in Baroque style.
The mountains entice and, thanks to the Obersalzberg cable car, your excursion can be even more enjoyable! Without much effort, this is the way to take in the pure mountain air and do something for your circulation as well. The Obersalzberg cable car gives access to a large number of hiking trails at the elevation of about 1,000 meters (3,300 ft).
From here, the Documentation Center at Obersalzberg and the Eagle's Nest bus departure point are about 2 km (1.2 miles) away. In the winter, equipped with a rental sled, the natural sledding track is a great way to swiftly reach the valley below and fun for the whole family.
Dokumentation Obersalzberg Salzbergstr. 41
Tel.: +49 (0) 8652 / 947960
King Ludwig I declared once "Anger" the most beautiful village" in his kingdom. Typical of this small village is its square with the column of the Virgin Mary, erected in 1884. Glistening in the sun, covered with gold Holy patroness of Bavaria rushes into the sky. In Anger customs still preserved in its original form: an oldfolk dances, exquisite costumes and much more awaiting you here.
Dorfplatz 4, D-83454 Anger
Tel: +49 (0)8656 9889-22
Fax: +49 (0)8656 9889-21
The healing salt caves
Isolated from the environment, at a humidity of 85%, surrounded by countless tons of salt, whose age is about 260 million years, visitors of the salt caves lose their sense of time and space and become a pleasant deep relaxation.
Special salty air of Berchtesgaden caves helps in the treatment of such diseases as asthma, bronchitis, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis and tinnitus. Amount of visitors now reaches 1,200 people per month, which demonstrates a beneficial effect of salt therapy on the body, mind and soul. Special events, which are very popular because of the excellent acoustics, decorate your stay in the caves.
Bergwerkstrasse 85 a
Tel.: +49 (0) 8652 / 9795-35
Fax: +49 (0) 8652 / 9793-86
Hofbrauhaus, which is located 10 minutes by car from our guesthouse, is a brewery in Berchtesgaden.
Originally Hofbrauhaus Berchtesgaden was called "Brauerei Pfister" (brewery Pfister). In 1645 the Bavarian prince-provost took over the brewery as his "Hofbrauhaus" ("Hof": german for court, "Brauhaus": german for brewery) - this name lasted until now. Therefore, the Hofbrauhaus can look back to a longer than 370-year-history of brewing. Today, the brewery offers not only different kinds of beers, but also "beer souvenirs", like for example a beer soap or various kinds of beer glasses. The beers can be bought, for example, directly at the brewery or you can try them in the neighbouring "Bräustüberl".
Tel.: 08652 96640
Mount Kehlstein & The Eagle's Nest
The Eagle's Nest was presented to Adolf Hitler on his 50th birthday as a retreat and place to entertain friends and visiting dignitaries.
The Eagle’s Nest was originally designed by Martin Bormann as a birthday present for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday on behalf of the NSDAP (Nazi Party). In fact, Hitler seldom visited the Eagle’s Nest.
In the end, Allied bombing at the end of World War II did not damage the Eagle’s Nest and thanks to the intervention of former Governor Jacob, the Eagle’s Nest was spared being blown up after the war.
Grassl's Gentian Schnapps Distillery
The oldest germany factory for the production of alcoholic drinks - Grassl Distillery. Grassl faithfully follows the tradition of his ancestors from the beginning -17th century, it has the exclusive right to mine for the roots of gentian (Enzian).
The famous Grassl mountain gentian schnapps was first distilled in Berchtesgaden in 1602. Today, in addition to the main production, more than 30 different herbal and fruit schnapps varieties are produced here as well.
Berchtesgaden Royal Castle
The Royal Palace Berchtesgaden was originally a building of the Augustinian Canons. Today the castle serves as a summer residence for the Bavarian royal house.
It is interesting that there are many different architectural styles in the castle, there was always changes in style of the time; so there is a Romanesque cloister, a Gothic hall, Renaissance halls and a south wing in Baroque style.
Königliches Schloss Berchtesgaden
Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
The chronicle of salt mining in Berchtesgaden goes back to the 12th century. In 1193, the salt mining starts on the Tuval near Schellenberg. In 1994, salt mining is mentioned on the Gollnbach in Berchtesgaden.
Reichenbach builds the brine pipeline to Bad Reichenhall
In 1816, the Royal Bavarian Salt Refinery Council, Georg von Reichenbach, receives the commission from King Max 1st and his minister, Count Montgelas, to plan and build the brine pipeline from Berchtesgaden to Bad Reichenhall. On 22 December 1817, the first Berchtesgaden brine already runs in the wooden “deicheln” (wooden pipes) to Bad Reichenhall. Today, one of the 14-ton bronze pumps can be seen in the Salt Mine, while others are in the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall and in the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The course of the brine pipeline can be followed on the beautiful hiking path from Berchtesgaden to Ramsau.
The Bowlingcenter Alpenbowling ("Alp Bowling") in Berchtesgaden ensures fun for adults as well as for children. In the top-modern building that is situated directly at the main station of Berchtesgaden eight bowling alleys (four ninepin, four tenpin) and two micro-bowling alleys are available. The latters are smaller than the "normal" ones and the balls to play on them are lighter - ideal for the whole family.
Also refreshments and food are available; in the Bowlingcenter you are offered beverages and delicious food.
KS Alpenbowling GmbH,
Fax: +49 (0) 8652 9763436