The Resort Town of Berchtesgaden
The history of Berchtesgaden allows us to cast our glance all the way back to 1102, the year in which its existence was first chronicled. In the beginning there was a monastery, to which the Canons Regular of St. Augustine were appointed by Berengar I von Sulzbach.
In the year 1156 Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa permitted the prospecting for salt and metals, thereby laying the foundation stone for the economic development of Berchtesgaden. Its wealth of salt was always of interest to neighbouring Salzburg as well, resulting in armed conflict time and time again.
The market town of Berchtesgaden finally became a part of Bavaria in 1810 and remains so to this day.
The first tourists began visiting Berchtesgaden at the end of the 19th century.
Read here more about the history of Berchtesgaden.