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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.

Lodgings Index Berchtesgaden-Königssee

Lodgings Index

You can find a comprehensive listing of hotels, guesthouses, rooms and vacation apartments in our index of area lodging establishments.The lodgings index is divided into the following sections


Vacation Apartments
Farmstead Holidays

In this section every recreation-seeker is certain to find the ideal place to stay for their holiday in Bavaria – to be more precise, for their holiday in the Berchtesgaden National Park!

Restaurant Information

Berchtesgaden’s rich inn-keeping tradition has so much to offer, from fine dining, to Italian cuisine, to hearty regional dishes. Our Restaurant section features a selection of area dining establishments.

Special Events and Highlights

The area which flanks the Watzmann and Lake Königssee hosts a wide variety of special events every year. To ensure we are always up-to-date, we present event dates and details to you in cooperation with the Internet platform


Geographic Location of Berchtesgaden

In the bottommost part of Bavaria. In the exact spot where a tongue of land protrudes into Austria – to be more precise, into Salzburg –this is where you will find Berchtesgaden

Longitude and Latitude
Longitude: 13 / 13° 0' 0''

latitude: 47.6333 / 47° 37' 60''

Active Adventures

Hiking, rafting, riding a mountain biking through the Alps, or perhaps simply relaxing at the Schornbad pool in Schönau am Königssee. Find out more about the countless ways to enjoy your vacation in our section dedicated to Active Adventures.A Natural Experience

Motorcycling Tours

Read more about Motorcycling tours in Berchtesgaden Bavaria on page Motorcycling Tours