The Bavarian Alps Sights

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen 5

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Alte Saline und Quellenhaus

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In the early 19th century King Ludwig I built this elaborate saltworks and spa house, in vaulted, pseudomedieval style. The pump installations...


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This town northwest of Chiemsee is home to two lovely museums—the Bauernhausmuseum (farmhouse museum; €4; Mar.–Nov., Tues.–Sun.

Benedictine monastery

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On the eastern shore of the lake, the laid-back town of Tegernsee is home to this large Benedictine monastery. Founded in the 8th century,...

Berchtesgaden National Park

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The deep, mysterious, and fabled Königssee is the most photographed panorama in Germany. Together with its much smaller sister, the...

Dokumentation Obersalzberg

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This center documents the notorious history of the Third Reich, with a special focus on Obersalzberg, and some surprisingly rare archive...


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Boats going between Stock and Herrenchiemsee Island also call at this small retreat known as Ladies' Island. The Benedictine convent...

Grosses Paraplui Hiking Path

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Maximilian showed off this corner of his kingdom to Czar Alexander I of Russia and Emperor Franz I of Austria during their journey to...

Haus der Berge

  • Information Center

Opened in 2015, this interactive museum brings the surrounding national park to life for children and adults alike with a rotating exhibition...


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This museum in the Schloss Adelsheim displays examples of wood carving and other local crafts. Wood carving in Berchtesgaden dates to...

Hitler's Bunkers

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Beneath the Hotel zum Türken is a section of the labyrinth of tunnels built as a last retreat for Hitler and his cronies; the macabre,...