Berchtesgaden is one of Germany's most famous mountain resorts - the spectacular alpine setting means that one of the country's national parks is located just to the south of the town.
Berchtesgaden is also the location of the Eagle's Nest - the mountain retreat on the Kehlstein that was built for Adolf Hitler and which has proved a magnet for visitors since the end of the Second World War.
And it is the final stage on the German Alpine Road tourist route - at least if driving the more popular west-east route.
The history of the town and the area and details about the main sights are on our information page:
Berchtesgaden has a wide range of accommodation, having been a tourist destination for many years. More
details about what is available and how to get to the town can be seen on our travel page:
Berchtesgaden Hotels & Travel
Photos of Berchtesgaden along with short descriptions are located on our image gallery page: Berchtesgaden Sights