The lake is inhabited by a wide range of freshwater fish including salmon, trout and catfish. Lake Königssee's landmark, the chapel of St. Bartholomä, can only be reached by boat. This world-famous church, originally dating back to the 12th cent., lies at the tip of a picturesque peninsula.
School of wood-carving exhibits and art exhibition
Diverse exhibits from Berchtesgaden’s school of wood-carving can be admired during a tour of the hotel. You’re bound to be enchanted by the modern, creative interpretation of this traditional craft. In addition, well-known regional artists present their artworks in alternating exhibitions.
Deep down underneath the `Salzberg´ mountain a secret world awaits your discovery. For many years, only the salt miners in Berchtesgaden were allowed to enter the complex tunnel system. Today, part of the mine – which has been in operation for over 500 years now – is open to all fans of adventure who wish to get to know the place where the famous Bad Reichenhall brand salt originates.
Royal palace Berchtesgaden
Palace Berchtesgaden, after 1810 the summer residence of the Wittelsbach family, was once the center of a small spiritual state of the Augustinian Canons. In the following period, they gained the imperial immediacy and 1559 the status of a prince provost. Until 1803 the monastery was the residence of the rulers.
The house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on the January 27, 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place makes the person behind the artist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his music as palpable as his birthplace in Salzburg.
DID YOU KNOW ?
This area has long been renowned as a spa destination for its fresh, unpolluted air, saltwater baths and general peace and tranquillity.
The main road to the hotel
The road B305 is the steepest road in Germany with a gradient of 23 degrees.
Although the German spoken in Berchtesgaden is easily distinguishable, it is a typically Bavarian dialect
The winter sport programme of the hotel
From December until March sports fans will discover numerous ways of exploring Berchtesgaden’s winter wonderland. The winter sports school of Berchtesgaden is in the hotel to ensure that you enjoy the winter season at the InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort to the full. Trained ski instructors are there to support you as desired, while state-of-the-art equipment is available to hire. For further information please contact us: +49 (0)8652 9755 0, email@example.com.
Tracht (local traditional wear)
The traditional Bavarian costume is not just worn on Sundays and bank holidays. For many, it is everyday clothing.
WHAT TO PACK
For maximum flexibility and to allow you to fully discover the area, rent a car when you arrive at the hotel.
It is recommended to exchange at least some money - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - before you leave home, so you can avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs. Credit cards are not accepted everywhere.
Bring walking shoes and trousers and a waterproof jacket for mountain hikes.
Pack a high SPF-factor cream as the mountain sun is extremely strong.