Berchtesgaden National Park

St Bartholomew's Church.

Berchtesgaden National Park is in the alpine section of Bavaria, south of the town of Berchtesgaden.



In 1978, to preserve the beauty of this region of lakes and mountains, the Bavarian government founded the Berchtesgaden National Park, which centres around the lake Königssee. Surrounded by high mountain walls at the end of the valley is the Obersee.


The Berchtesgaden National Park is covering an area of 210 km² or 81 sq. miles. It is state property in its entirety. Its high mountain landscapes are characterized by extensive forests and steep rock faces.

Get in

By plane

Berchtesgaden National Park is about 30 km from the Salzburg Airport (IATA: SZG) and about 200 km from Munich Airport (IATA: MUC).

By train

Take a train to Berchtesgaden railway station.

By bus

Take a bus of Regionalverkehr Oberbayern (RVO) to "Königssee".


Get around

By boat

Boats run all year round on lake Königsee, unless the lake freezes over in winter.





Inns, summer flats and other types of countryside accommodation are abundant in Berchtesgaden and Schönau.

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