Berchtesgaden is a beautiful, iconic, historical German town in the Bavarian Alps on the Austrian border. South of town, Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” retreat, the Kehlsteinhaus has a restaurant with alpine views.
The Dokumentation Obersalzberg museum chronicles the Nazi era. Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden illuminates the salt mine’s 500-year history. Lifts lead to Obersalzberg and Rossfeld ski areas. To the south, trails cross Berchtesgaden National Park.
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