Berchtesgaden & Surroundings

Nature meets culture

There are countless excursion destinations to discover in Berchtesgaden and in Bavaria. Beyond the charming centre of Berchtesgaden, the Berchtesgaden Alps overwhelm with idyllic beauty. You can experience nature up close at the dreamy Königssee Lake with its fantastic view of the Watzmann as well as in the middle of the Alps in the Berchtesgaden National Park. Those interested in culture will be thrilled by the Obersalzberg which is filled with history, the Kehlsteinhaus and the city of Salzburg.

Adventure near by

Top destinations around the Edelweiss

Cultural, adventurous, sporty, relaxing or a bit of each – in Berchtesgaden you have the choice of how you want to spend your holiday:

Holiday variety between 700m - 2.713m

A panorama could hardly be more beautiful: from the Alpine Garden of the EDELWEISS, the Berchtesgaden Alps are at your feet in all their beauty. Extensive forests and alpine pastures meet crystal-clear lakes in which the rugged rocks of the mountain panorama are reflected. The imposing mountain region stretches over about 1,000 square kilometres, with the Watzmann towering majestically at its centre. From hiking and golfing in summer to skiing and touring in winter, the Berchtesgadener Land is a nature lover’s dream in every season.

Always a win - the guest card

It is the key to many offers in the tourist region Berchtesgaden-Königssee, Bad Reichenhall and Bayerisch Gmain, in the Salzburg area and in Chiemgau. With the guest card you can travel free of charge on almost all bus and train lines in the area of the Berchtesgaden-Königssee region. Car users benefit from a 50% discount on excursion car parks . Reduced admission prices apply to numerous excursion destinations, museums and events.

For more information, see the information brochure in the room.

Tradition & Culture

Not only nature has a lot to offer here. The Berchtesgadener Land is known for its traditions and centuries-old customs. From young to old, people here hold on to traditions that have been handed down and carefully passed on.

Only a few kilometres away from Berchtesgaden is the city of Salzburg, which attracts tourists from all over the world with its attractive cultural treasures. So a wellness holiday at Hotel EDELWEISS can quickly turn into a cultural holiday aswell.


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Customs in Berchtesgaden

The spring awakening is accompanied by traditions such as the Aperschnalzen with whips and the Easter festival. Highlights in May are the raising of the maypole on May 1st and the associated may dance. At events such as “Frühschoppen” with live music, Berchtesgadener Marktfest or “Berchtesgaden leuchtet” (Berchtesgaden lights up), our guests can enjoy their summer holiday with us to the full. The Almabtrieb (when the cows are brought down into the valley from the mountains) and the harvest festival in autumn are followed by the well-known Berchtesgaden Advent with Kramperl and Buttnmandl in December just before the Christmas shooters announce the holidays.

The atmospheric Advent in the historic market of Berchtesgaden is well-known beyond the regions borders. The Christmas-decorated pedestrian zone with the typical Berchtesgaden town houses forms the backdrop for the popular Advent market.