The Berchtesgadener LandWhere nature, leisure, and tradition go hand in hand.

Nestled in the majestic scenery of the Bavarian Alps, from the northern Rupertiwinkel to the Berchtesgaden National Park on the Austrian border, you will find the Berchtesgadener Land. A region that offers beautiful landscapes, vast nature, and numerous opportunities for leisure activities. Nature lovers, sports lovers, culture enthusiasts, but also gourmets get their money's worth here.

Our health resort Inzell is also fondly called the "gateway to Berchtesgadener Land" and is separated from here by the mountain range "Zwing". The Berchtesgadener Land itself includes 15 communities, including Berchtesgaden, Bad Reichenhall, and Schönau am Königssee. Since each region has its very own history and cultural highlights, the surrounding area is a particularly interesting destination for excursions. We would like to introduce you to the Berchtesgadener Land with all its characteristics and highlights and, above all, give you some inspiration for day trips.

Beauties of natureA paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Especially nature lovers who like to get active outdoors and enjoy beautiful landscapes will get their money's worth in Berchtesgadener Land. The region offers countless opportunities to explore the scenic landscapes and be physically active at the same time. Here you will find some of the most beautiful and famous places in Chiemgau. Discover our favorite beauties of nature in the Berchtesgadener Land.


This picturesque and beautiful mountain lake is a true jewel of nature. The shimmering water surrounded by majestic mountain walls invites you to take a boat trip or an extensive hike around the lake shore. The tranquility and grace of the mountain lake are incomparable and leave a lasting impression.


With 2713 meters of altitude at its central peak, the Watzmann is the highest point in the Berchtesgaden Alps and the third-highest mountain in Germany. Hikers and climbers of all levels will find challenges here and be rewarded with breathtaking views. The Watzmann is known and loved not only for its height but also for its unusual shape.

Berchtesgaden National Park

Nature untouched by man can no longer be found in many places - unlike in the Berchtesgaden National Park. Covering an area of over 200 km², Germany's only national park in the Alps is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Thanks to the extensive network of trails, visitors have the opportunity to admire the unique nature. Of course, in compliance with the rules of conduct.

Sporty Be active between the alpine peaks.

If you like to get physically active while enjoying beautiful views, Berchtesgadener Land is the place for you. Amidst the beautiful scenery, you will find numerous opportunities for different sporting activities. From relaxing walks up to sweaty testing of your limits, the region offers the right activity for every taste.

Hiking and trekking
Winter sports
Mountain biking
Das größte Wandergebiet Deutschlands in den Chiemgauer Alpen.

Hiking and trekking

The carefully marked hiking trails offer the right tour for every hiker, from "easy" to "challenging". They lead through diverse types of landscapes and offer the opportunity to enjoy nature to the fullest.


The majestic rock formations of Berchtesgadener Land are a true paradise for climbing enthusiasts. Find out from a certified mountain guide which via Ferratas are suitable for your level.

Winter sports

When the snow covers the mountain tops, the Berchtesgadener Land becomes a winter sports area from about December to April. From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing, various winter sports have a tradition here.

Mountain biking

The varied mountain bike routes lead through forests, across meadows, and along picturesque paths. Whether beginner or experienced biker, everyone will find their suitable route here.


Berchtesgadener Land can boast several golf courses in the midst of picturesque scenery. The different course designs guarantee a varied playing experience.

Cultural highlights and excursion destinations Views of history and culture.

Besides the beauties of nature and picturesque scenery, the Berchtesgadener Land is rich in historical testimonies and cultural highlights as well. These will give you an interesting insight into the region's past and present. The following places should not be missing from your list.

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

The oldest active German salt mine has been operating since 1517 and was redesigned as an interactive adventure mine in 2007. Lovingly redesigned to retain historic features, you can learn about the history of salt mining while creating special memories - for example, with a cruise across the mirror lake or a wild ride down the mine slide. For all info and tickets, visit the Salt Mine website.

Royal Berchtesgaden Castle

The imposing Berchtesgaden Castle offers glimpses of history and royal splendor. On a guided tour, you can admire the majestic interiors as well as impressive art collections and hunting trophies. When the weather is nice, a visit to the beautiful rose garden is also recommended.

Ramsau near Berchtesgaden

The Berchtesgadener Land is home to countless quaint villages that are always worth a trip thanks to their traditional architecture and natural scenery. One particular gem is the community of Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, whose location and architecture make it look almost as if it had stepped out of a storybook. In addition to the beautiful view, you can gain valuable insights into Bavarian culture and customs.

Predigtstuhl cable car

This famous cable car has been in service since 1928 and takes visitors to the top of the 1614-meter Predigtstuhl. The elegant gondola design in 1920s style makes the Predigtstuhlbahn a real eye-catcher. On the ride, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the landscape.

Culinary delightsA feast for your palate.

Just like the landscape and nature, the culinary delights of the Berchtesgadener Land are a remarkable experience. The regional cuisine reflects the diversity and tradition of the area and spoils your palate with hearty delicacies.

Berchtesgadener mountain cheese

The so-called Schüss'lkas is the specialty of the Berchtesgadener Land. It is made from skimmed milk and nowadays is only produced in the mountain pastures of this region. Its crumbly consistency makes the cheese unique. Berchtesgadener cheese definitely belongs with a hearty meal.

Weißwurst breakfast

Pretzels, beer, and white sausages, and that before noon, are probably one of the most famous meals in the Bavarian region. You can also enjoy a traditional Weißwurst breakfast in Berchtesgadener Land. A must during a vacation in the Alps!


Hikers beware - during an extensive tour of the alpine pastures, a stop in one of the huts provides the necessary refreshment before the descent. We recommend a traditional Almbrotzeit with Speckbrot and Almkas and many other hearty delicacies.

More leisure tipsWhat else is there to discover?

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Our health resort Inzell
Mozart city of Salzburg
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