The Berchtesgadener Land District sits in the southeast corner of Bavaria, surrounded on three sides by Austria and filled with magnificent scenery. You will be impressed by its alpine terrain reaching up over 2,500 meters and the beauty of its freshwater resources.
Berchtesgadener Land Map
Towns & Villages in the Berchtesgadener Land
Formed by a glacier, the lake at Schönau am Königssee is the deepest and clearest in Germany, measuring 190 meters from surface to bottom at some points. You may wonder where it ends, extending for nearly eight kilometers and almost two across, flanked by snow-covered peaks.
One of those mountains is the respected Watzmann, whose middle peak rises to 2,713 meters, ranking it third highest in the country. Hiking trails are open here in June through September. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed year round.
If you like spas (and who doesn’t?), a visit to Bad Reichenhall in the north is for you. Besides its fame as a hot-springs health resort, the town is a leader in brine pools, produced salt through evaporation.
In Laufen to the southeast, you can take in the sights of Triebenbach Castle, a jewel on the banks of the winding Salzach River. It was a favorite retreat of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who drew inspiration from its majesty.
Freilassing, the district’s second largest town, is considered a suburb of Salzburg, just across the Austrian border. It is best known as a shopping destination, with its thriving farmer’s market and the 240 stores of Zoohandlung Mall, as well as beer gardens, street cafes and restaurants that will pamper you with culinary delicacies. :-)