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Schloss Berchtesgaden

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Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

The last royal resident of the Berchtesgaden abbey, Crown Prince Rupprecht (who died here in 1955), furnished it with rare family treasures that now form the basis of this permanent collection. Fine Renaissance rooms exhibit the prince's sacred art, which is particularly rich in wood sculptures by such great late-Gothic artists as Tilman Riemenschneider and Veit Stoss. There are two weaponry rooms exhibiting hunting tools, including rifles from the 19th century, and a beautiful rose garden out back. You can also visit the abbey's original, cavernous 13th-century dormitory and cool cloisters. Just be sure to check in advance as the Wittelsbach heir still occasionally stops by for a visit, at which times the castle is closed to visitors.

Sight Information


Schlosspl. 2, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, 83471, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €9.50, including tour
  • Mid-May–mid-Oct., Sun.–Fri. 10–noon and 2–4; mid-Oct.–mid-May, Sun.–Fri. 11–2

Published 04/25/2016


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