We were addicted to this area.
When Elizabeth's 75 year old dad who was a Canadian veteran visited us in Germany, we naturally had to show him
the Obersalzberg and the Kehlsteinhaus where Adolf Hitler spent some of his time.
The road to the "Eagles Nest" is not public and we had to take a special tour bus. Then you have to walk through a tunnel and use an elevator to reach "Eagles Nest".
The "Eagles Nest", now a restaurant Thanks to the Tourist Board of Bavaria
We were all very impressed with the magnificent view and understood why Adolf Hitler used it as his retreat.
A great view and a starting point for hang gliders!
Another view from the mountain top
Hiking in the Berchtesgaden Region
The "Königsee" at "Schönau"
The "Königsee" at "Schönau"
Plan for a full day's adventure, especially when you are an army history buff or veteran. Make sure that you have your photo equipment with you. Postcards and souvenirs are always available.
We watched young people jumping from the mountain top with their para gliders and were awed by the view of the Königsee. The hand gliders also kept our continuous attention. They were like huge colorful eagles which disappeared slowly into the blue.
"Almabtrieb" - thanks to the Tourist Board of Bavaria
Winter scene - thanks to the Tourist Board of Bavaria
If you have luck, you may see an "Almabtrieb". This is when colorfully decorated cattle return from the mountains to the farm to stay in stables. This will happen when the grass on the mountains stops growing.
You can see this in Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland - I do not know about Italy and France.
The region around Berchtesgaden is always exciting - in every season.
You can do so many things, mountain climbing, walking, biking and other sports, sightseeing or just having fun. You can participate in health programs and much more. Special attention has been given to keep the little ones well entertained.
If you are active you should not be afraid to enjoy the good Bavarian food and beer from a small local brewery. Very often their beer is better than tat of well known brands, but sometimes also not. Normally only one brand is served in a Gasthaus or Restaurant because the breweries provided some support.
Be aware that especially in Bavaria you should share your table with other people. But to ask for permission should be done.
Browse through web sites for the Berchtesgaden Region. I am updating them right now. However, I need some help because many pictures were lost during a break in when my computer was stolen with all the back up files on a second hard drive.
My son already helped me - he moved all of his business back to Thuringia in Germany. On weekend he does lots of hiking - also in Bavaria.
You will find between Schneizlreuth and Weißbach the "Höllenbachalm". It is a leisurely walk of about 45 minutes. Between mid of May and mid of October some restaurant service is offered. Don't miss such a discovery tour - especially when you have kids you.
The Berchtesgaden Region is blessed with so much beauty, attractions and things to do. Just explore it.
The "Höllenbachalm" - many thanks to Dieter Horn from the Tourist Info Weißbach
The Reiteralm close to Schneizlreuth - thanks to Dieter Horn from the Tourist Info Weißbach
Watch a pretty and long video about an "Almabtrieb"
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Many thanks for some pictures to the Tourist Board of Bavaria and involved communities
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