The lovely town of Berchtesgaden is a great place for relaxing and hiking. The mountain village is located in the southeast corner of Germany near the border of Austria. Berchtesgaden’s popularity stems from its spectacular scenery, including the Königssee (King’s Lake) and Watzmann Mountain. If you want to enjoy the sublime beauty of the Alps, one of the most stunning landscapes that Germany has to offer, you may want to consider a stay at Hotel Bavaria in Berchtesgarden.
Why stay at Hotel Bavaria when you are visiting Berchtesgaden?
Situated at the foot of the Watzmann mountain range, Hotel Bavaria offers a prime location in Berchtesgaden. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from both the village’s historic center and the local train station. Thus, it is easy to explore all that the area has to offer. The historical house combines the rustique charme of the Bavarian countryside with all the luxury a modern top-tier hotel can provide.
The rooms and suites at Hotel Bavaria are spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room to relax after a long day exploring the Alps. If you need to relax your sore muscles after a day of hiking, there is also a sauna on-site.
Whatever room you book at Hotel Bavaria, you’re guaranteed stunning views of the nearby mountains. The breakfast room has a panorama window that opens up towards the Watzmann mountain. Start your day with a rich breakfast and enjoy one of the most spectacular views imaginable. Or head to the hotel’s rooftop terrace in the evening to take in the alpenglow. You will never forget when the snow on top of the mountains reflects the light of the setting sun.
Hotel Bavaria’s on-site restaurant serves up traditional Bavarian and Austrian cuisine with a modern twist. The menu features all your favorite dishes, including schnitzel, fish from the local mountain lakes, as well as the unmatched Austrian deserts.
Things to do in Berchtesgaden
Despite the fact that Berchtesgaden is a relatively small mountain village, you are unlikely to get bored during your stay at Hotel Bavaria. In addition to being gorgeous, Berchtesgaden also has a long and fascinating history. The area was first settled in the early Middle Ages and later became an important site for salt mining. Discover the salt mine and learn about the 500-years history of the “White Gold” that gave rise to the region’s wealth. During World War II, the Watzmann Mountain became a retreat for high-ranking members of the German military. Today, the site is open to the public as a museum. No matter what time period interests you, there are plenty of historical sites to explore in Berchtesgaden.
Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast or simply enjoy taking in the sights, there’s no shortage of things to do in Berchtesgaden. The Königssee is a perect area for hiking. Make sure not to miss the Painters’ Corner that offers a beautiful sight on the landscape. Or take a boat tour and listen to the Captain playing the horn in order to demonstrate how the echo resonates from the mountains. For a panoramic view from one of the mountain ranges take a cable car up to the mountaintop retreats of Obersalzberg or Jennerbahn. You can also got climbing, if you like, so don’t forget your ropes! There really is something for everyone in Berchtesgaden!
Even though Berchtesgaden may appear like a secluded place, it is not far at all from larger cities that are worth visiting. A ride to Munich by car or train takes between two and two and a half hours. Within less than an hour, you can be in Salzburg – perfect for a day trip! The beautiful Chiemsee area is similarly close.
Calm and beauty
From the moment you arrive in Berchtesgaden, you will be awestruck by the natural beauty of the area. The Königssee is a glacially-formed lake that looks like something out of a postcard. And the Watzmann Mountain, which looms over the village, offers incredible hiking and climbing opportunities. Whether you’re simply enjoying the views or trekking to the top of one of the peaks, Berchtesgaden’s landscape will leave you speechless.
Berchtesgarden and Hotel Bavaria – FAQ
Rates for a single room are between 60 and 80 Euros per night. Double rooms cost between 140 and 170 Euros per night, and a suite costs around 190 Euros for two persons.
If you are from abroad, the best way to get to Berchtesgaden is traveling to Munich or Salzburg and then take a train or rental car.
Berchtesgaden offers a beautiful alpine landscape for hiking and skiing. Apart from that, there is the historical salt mine and a former retreat for the German military elite during the Second World War.