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The Community of Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden is situated at 520 to 1.100 m above sea level in the province of Bayern. The community has 7.649 inhabitants and covers an area of 34,78 km².

The Weather in Berchtesgaden

Mean annual temperature is ca. 7 degree Celsius, annual precipitation is 1.651,7 mm. Rainfall is at its highest in August at 216,9 mm, at its lowest in February at 85,4 mm. It’s warmest in July, coolest in January.

Surrounded by the highest mountains in Germany, the town of Berchtesgaden lies in the south-eastern corner of Bavaria close to the border with Austria. History and tradition, together with most beautiful landscape will make this holiday a memorable one.

Walking on the Watzmann Mountain

The mystical effect of the legendary Watzmann Mountain is known by locals and visitors alike. On clear days the 2700 meter peak allows a fantastic view of Lake Königssee, Untersberg and even Bad Reichenhall. The Berchtesgaden National Park is home to rare animals such as golden eagle or groundhog.

Berchtesgaden-Watzmann im Winter

Mountain bikers will find a vast net of trails for all abilities. Berchtesgadener Land is linked to the Mozart city of Salzburg by an easy cycle route. Discover the five communities of Berchtesgaden, Schönau am Königssee, Bischofswiesen, Ramsau and Marktschellenberg by bike.

Highlight of any visit to Berchtesgaden is a boat trip on the famous Lake Königssee to the picturesque Monastery of St. Bartholomä. It is the cleanest lake in Germany and the towering mountains create an echo, famous for its clarity.

Fantastic Winter Landscape

In winter there are several ski areas available for sport enthusiasts. Skiers and snowboarders will find perfect conditions whether they choose the Jenner, the Rossfeld or the Götschen ski area. This area offers more than 80 kilometres of cross-country skiing tracks and 120 kilometres of groomed walking trails.
The Eagle’s nest high above the valley can be visited throughout the year. Once Adolf Hitler’s residence, this guesthouse now allows one of the most fantastic views over Hohen Göll, Lake Königssee, Watzmann and Salzburg. The Adventure Mine at Obersalzberg gives insights to the mining tradition in Berchtesgaden.

Very close: Bad Reichenhall, Marktschellenberg im Berchtesgadener Land, Salzburg