Berchtesgaden - a town in Bavaria

The town of Berchtesgaden is located near Hitler's Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) and can be easily reached by train; there are several hotels and it is an inexpensive place for tourists to stay overnight. Across from the Berchtesgaden Bahnhof (train station) is a Tourist Office where one can join a tour to the Obersalzberg where Hitler's Berghof once stood and then on to Hitler's former tea house, called the Eagle's Nest by Americans.

Gasthof Watzmann in Berchtesgaden, May 1997

View of hallway in Watzmann hotel

Restaurant in Berchtesgaden on the left, May 1997

View from the Eagle's Nest, May 1997

Cahtolic Church in Berchtesgaden

Cemetery in Berchtesgaden

Altar set up outdoors for Catholic holiday in Berchtesgadem

Near the town of Berchtesgaden is a National Park where the famous Königssee is located. Hikers can easily walk to the Königssee, which is 5 kilometers from Berchtesgaden, or one can take a bus to the lake. The Königssee is King's Lake in English; it is Germany's highest lake.

The photo below, taken from the Eagle's Nest, shows the Königssee in the center, surrounded by the Bavarian Alps.

View of the Königssee from the Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest


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