Set against the stunning backdrop of the iconic Watzmann mountain, this charming and historic town lies in the heart of the Germany’s Bavarian Alps, close to the Austrian border. Situated in a gorgeous alpine setting, the area is popular for hiking and mountain biking, but also has a fascinating history which attracts many visitors each year. Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and the World War II Centre on the Obersalzberg mountain are popular local excursions. The narrow streets in Berchtesgaden’s pretty pedestrian zone are lined with pastel-coloured listed buildings in alpine style and filled with restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops. The locals are proud to preserve their Bavarian traditions and customs, and showcase typical Bavarian music and dancing at weekly events in the town centre. Beautiful Lake Königssee with its boat excursions, lakeside restaurants and walks is just 15 minutes away by free local bus.
Oktoberfest (from 20 September) is one of the world’s largest and best known festivals held annually in Munich, Bavaria. It’s a 15 day event running from 20th September and the Schottenhamel tent is the place to be to catch the official opening ceremonies. At noon the Mayor of Munich will have the honour of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. Drink it by the litre, eat traditional Bavarian food including the famous Bratwurst.
Resort Code: DEBG
Languages spoken: English/German
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 45mins by coach.
Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No