Set in one of Germany’s most idyllic spots, just 10 miles away from Salzburg, the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden is surrounded by unspoilt forests and soaring peaks, flower-filled meadows and wooden chalets with acres of geraniums lining the balconies. 

History buffs will want to rise to nearby Obersalzberg and ascend to the infamous Eagle’s Nest where Nazi high command was based. Those who would rather want nothing to do with Herr Hitler, will enjoy Berchtesgaden’s historic town center with its colourful town houses, a boat cruise across the fjord-like Lake Königssee, or a hike through the spectacular Wimbach Gorge. 

For families we recommend to board a train carriage taking you deep into the magical underground world of Berchtesgaden’s salt mine, followed by a visit to the legendary “Cream Puff Baron” where you’ll find the finest cream puffs on the planet!