5 reasons why you should see Berchtesgadener Land

Breathtaking mountains, romantic lakes and an incomparable natural backdrop. You can find all this in the beautiful Berchtesgadener Land.  Today we reveal 5 reasons why you must see this part of the world.
by Christina Brandmayer | 05. March 2019
Berchtesgaden market with Mount Watzmann in the background | © Bergerlebnis Berchtesgaden

Breathtaking Mountains, Romantic Lakes and an Incomparable Scenery

You'll find all of this in the beautiful Berchtesgadener Land region. Today we'll tell you 5 reasons why you absolutely have to see this part of the world.

It was not for nothing that the writer Ludwig Ganghofer wrote ages ago:

"Whom God loves, he lets fall into this land."

Reason No. 1

Lake Königssee

Probably the most famous lake in Berchtesgadener Land.

Surrounded by mighty mountain ridges, the Königssee stretches over 5 km² to the Salet/ Obersee landing stage. The Bayerische Seenschifffahrt offers electric boat trips across the Königssee, which stop in St. Bartholomä, Salet and for mountaineers in Kessel. The pilgrimage chapel of St. Barholomä on the western shore of Lake Königssee is a must-see. From the Salet landing stage, a 20-minute walk takes you to the Obersee, a beautiful spot, which is one of the most beautiful places in the Berchtesgadener Land, especially if you take the first boat across the Königssee early in the morning. 

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Boat trip across the K?nigsee lake
reason no. 2

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Everyone in germany knows them. The yellow and blue salt packets that grandmother used to season her food. In the Berchtesgaden salt mine, you can immerse yourself in the underground world of salt and follow in the footsteps of the famous Bad Reichenhaller salt brand. The ride on the mine train into the mine, the raft ride across the underground mirror lake and, of course, the unforgettable slide make the Berchtesgaden salt mine an excursion destination for the whole family.

 Tip: You can avoid potential waiting times by buying online tickets in advance.

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reason no. 3

A Hike Through Klausbach Valley

The good thing about this hike through the Berchtegaden National Park is that the route can also be covered by bus, which runs from the Klausbachhaus to Hirschbichl. This makes it suitable for almost everyone. There are plenty of parking spaces at the Klausbachhaus national park information point. The hike to the Litzlalm, for example, starts from here. It leads through the untouched landscape of the Berchtesgaden National Park, past a wildlife feeding station with a viewing platform and a barrier-free suspension bridge.

 Incidentally, this route was used centuries ago to transport salt from the Berchtesgaden salt mine to the Pinzgau region.

Except for the last few kilometers up to the Litzlalm, the trail is only slightly uphill and easy to walk. You can find detailed directions here:

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Bindalm pasture in the Klausbachvalley
reason no. 4

Rupertus Therme Bad Reichenhall

If you're looking for relaxation and wellness, you've come to the right place!

 The Rupertus Therme Bad Reichenhall is known above all for its wonderful thermal spa landscape and the family pool. There is also a wellness and fitness center with various packages and offers.

 Here, too, it is clear how important and influential salt is for the Berchtesgadener Land region. Alpine brine flows from the old salt works in Bad Reichenhall directly into the pools and steam baths of the thermal spa, providing relaxation for body and soul.

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reason no. 5

Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall

The Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall, probably the most beautiful salt works in the world, is located in the heart of the Alpine town of Bad Reichenhall. Evidence shows that salt has been produced here without interruption since 696. Today, this industrial monument is home to the spring building, the salt and brand museum and the Bad Reichenhall salt store. During the guided tour of the Old Salt Works, visitors are immersed in the extensive tunnel system and receive exciting information about salt extraction in the past and today, the technology and the importance of salt for the region.

Under the following link you can book the guided tour and purchase inexpensive combined tickets with the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine.

To the ticket shop
Grotto in the Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall

Are you curious?

Then take a look at the Berchtesgadener Land Tourism blog. Because there are certainly thousands of other reasons to visit Berchtesgadener Land.

Get into your mountain boots

And then off you go to one of the most beautiful regions in the world!

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