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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 15th 2019

Reiseziel Königssee Der Königssee inmitten der Berchtesgadener Alpen bietet eine traumhafte Landschaft und zieht Wanderer und Bergsteiger aus ganz Deutschland an. Der überwiegende Teil des Sees befindet sich im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, welcher als Schutzgebiet für die brütenden Vögel in der Umgebung ausgewiesen und Teil des Biosphärenreservat Berchtesgaden der UNESCO ist. Mit einer Fläche von 5,2 Quadratkilometer und einer maximalen Wassertiefe von 190 Metern ist er einer der wenigen Alpenseen, der im Winter in der Regel nicht zufriert. Seine Wasserqualität ist eine der saubersten aller Seen in Deutschland. Bootsfahren auf dem Königssee Die Bootsfahrt auf dem Berchtesgadener Königssee bietet Touristen einen einzigartigen Einblick in die Landschaft und ermöglicht einmalige Erlebnisse. Der Kön... read more
Berchtesgaden am Abend
Sankt Bartholomä Wallfahrtskapelle
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden May 6th 2018

The realization that our trip was almost over hit me this morning. Only two more days of sightseeing. We needed to make the most of it. Therefore I started the day off with twohard roll breakfast sandwiches. I piled a slice of each of the four different cheeses as well as a slice of all three different meats on my roll and smeared both halves with a liberal application of butter. Combined with the beautiful view from the breakfast room it was a great start to what appeared might be a rather cloudy day. The plan wasn't set in stone but we hoped to be able to do another tour we had never done before. Again, because we usually traveled in the Winter the Kehlsteinhaus, otherwise known as “Hitler's Eagle's Nest”, has always been closed. Snow ... read more
Not much of a view here
Arriving near the summit
There's snow on the roof

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden August 8th 2017

Today's trip was to the east of where we are staying. About a 1.5 hour drive. Lots of traffic. The motorway is jammed with trucks as Europe does not make as much use of its railways to transport freight. We wanted to take the electric boat to a small church on the Konigssee (which is actually a fjord-like lake 2000' above sea level 650' deep. Said to be the cleanest lake in Germany. We only went to the chapel of St. Bartholomew's which you will see in the pictures. The mountain you see in the photo is Mt Watzman 8953' Germany 's 2nd highest mountain. We also spent a short time in the small area in the older part of Berchtesgaden. Just a few pictures there as I realized We had been there before. Today we ... read more
Electric boats to St. Bartholoma
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Konigssee

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden June 20th 2017

No chance of using public transport today. Far too frustrating. Kisbee out of the garage and absolutely insisted we went for a ride. Glorious weather again though thunderstorm forecast for later so we put the macs in sacs in just in case. Have been doing that for 12 years and only ever needed to use them twice. Off to Lake Konigsee. Followed a road sign instead of Tomtom and went the long way round to Berchtesgaden. As we went past the bus station Bob suggested we could stop off and hang around for an hour but I said Please, No. Not far to the lake and a lovely ride along a road with green meadows backed by lovely alpine chalets with the mountains soaring above them. We were surprised, a slight understatement, when we got to ... read more
Lake Konigssee
Lake Konigssee
Lake Konigssee

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden June 19th 2017

For a change today, and as we had free bus passes from the campsite, we decided to make the trip to the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) using the bus rather than the scooter. We needed to take 2 public services buses to get to the Kehlstein documentation centre and museum and then another special bus followed by a lift to get to the top, the Eagle’s Nest lodge. Next time I say we are thinking of using the bus rather than the scooter please remind me of this trip. It seemed straight forward and I suppose it was …But… the 9.45 no. 841 bus from outside the campsite to take us to the bus station in Berchtesgaden with plenty of time to catch our next bus, was late, too late.. We arrived at the bus station just ... read more
The tunnel to the lift
On the top
Eagle's Nest Lodge

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden December 28th 2016

Visit to the Obersalzberg & museum and what we could access of the bunker. Due to snowfall and risk of avalanches parts of the site were closed.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden December 27th 2016

Arrival @ hotel and view from the balcony on the Watzman & dinner @ The Watz bavarian resto.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden September 6th 2016

Geo: 47.6314, 13.0036After our last nights sleep in Filzmoos, we awoke on the 7th with our next days adventure locked and loaded. Berchtsgaden. The Eagles Nest. Hitler's twisted mountaintop conference center. I was a little foggy because after eating and drinking too much too late, I awoke around 2 am for a pit stop. The cottage a few doors down has this eerie porch light that would turn on … stay on for about 10 seconds .. and then shut off. 3-5 seconds later it would turn on again. Rinse and repeat. With the way the fog, mist, and rain was settling in on the Alps, the dancing porch light serenade was a little disconcerting. My guess is the sensor was being continuously triggered by the rain but I was too tired to stand there in ... read more
The tunnel
Adolph Jagoff's claustrophobia mobile
Hitler's Eagles Nest fireplace.

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden June 26th 2015

Friday 26 June 2012 The village we are staying in (Weissbach) is only a thirty minute drive to Berchtesgaden National Park. The weather looked perfect for some mountaineering. The drive to our starting point was spectacular. A new alpine scene around every corner. Lush green alpine meadows and no animals to enjoy the freshness of the grass. All the cows are tucked away in their barns. The grass gets cut for feed, either as silage, hay or cut grass. The cows are not allowed to spoil the look of the fields by walking on them. Steep rugged rock faces soar skyward with pine trees hanging on for dear life. Every now and then there is the perfectly placed carpark for that perfect photo. First stop on the tour was Berchtesgaden to visit the Tourist Office, which ... read more
The Eagles Nest
The Eagles Nest
The Eagles Nest

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden August 20th 2014

Hello again We are now in southern Barvaria. Austria is only a stones throw south. We arrived on Monday after a quite long drive on the AutoBahn from Berlin. About 5 1/2 hrs. Mostly at an avg of 80-85 mph. The fast cars were passing me at about 100 min. Barvaria is very beautiful. Large farm homes and rolling farm land right up to the Barvarian Alps. So many towns and small villages with non-pronounceable (is that a word) names. Here are some images from the last few days. Lowell (lost in Barvaria)... read more
Rocco church
Overlook to Schliersee
May pole




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