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Berchtesgaden is an alpine resort village gorgeously surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
The Berchtesgaden village is small enough to retain its charm. Its streets are narrow and winding - and lined with decoratively painted alpine-style buildings. The air is clean and refreshing.
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The area offers much to the athletic traveler. There are ski and snowboard slopes, cross-country ski trails, and bobsleigh runs. In summer, you can hike, trek and mountain climb.
You can take interesting day excursions from Berchtesgaden:
This long, peaceful, emerald-green lake is spectacularly framed by steep mountains. An excursion boat takes you to a tiny, postcard-perfect, red-onion-domed St. Bartholoma church.
From Lake Koenigsee, you take a cable-car ride to the top of Jenner Mountain for a panoramic view.
Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Another fine view awaits you at a house perched high above Berchtesgaden. Hitler occasionally vacationed in the dwelling.
You don miner's attire and descend deep into a mine in a railed cart. Some tours include a subterranean boat ride.
Berchtesgaden is under two hours by train from Munich. A summer weekend car trip will take much longer.
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