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In this article, we explain about the beautiful places and history of Watzmann Berchtesgaden. The Watzmann is a heap in the Bavarian Alps south of the town of Berchtesgaden. It is the third maximum in Germany, and the maximum situated entirely on German territory.

Three significant peaks array on an N-S axis along an edge on the mountain’s taller western half:

  • Hocheck (2,651 m)
  • Mittelspitze (Middle Peak, 2,713 m) 
  • Südspitze (South Peak, 2,712 m).

The Watzmann massif also involves the 2,307 m Watzmannfrau (Watzmann Wife, also known as Kleiner Watzmann or little Watzmann), and the Watzmannkinder (Watzmann Children), five inferior peaks in the alcove between the central mountains and the Watzmannfrau.

The legendary “Watzmann”

Not only is the Watzmann the top peak of the administrative district and one of the highest in Germany. In calculation, it is, in fact, the highest peak which is situated entirely in German country. In the judgment, the Zugspitze (which is, in fact, the highest peak of Germany) is located precisely on the border between Germany and Austria.

The Watzmann mountain range indeed consists of several independent peaks and sub-peaks. The maximum, the so-called “Middle-Peak” of the Watzmann, with its 2.713 m above sea stage, is followed by the “Southern Peak” (2712 m) and the “Hocheck” (2651 m).

Justly famed peaks lie in the east of the central ridge split: the so-called “Wife of the Watzmann” and its “Seven Kids.”

Looking at the Watzmann from Berchtesgaden the shape of the mountain range can be interpreted as the wife to the left, followed by seven subpeaks (“the kids”) and the main Watzmann huge (“the King”).

Watzmann Glacier and other icefields

The Watzmann Glacier is situated below the famed east face of the Watzmann in the Watzmann cirque and is bounded by the Watzmanngrat arête, the Watzmannkindern, and the Kleiner Watzmann.

The size of the glacier abridged from around 30 hectares (74 acres) in 1820 until it tears into a few fields of firn, but between 1965 and 1980, it higher considerably again[2] and now has a range of 10.1 hectares (25 acres).

There are plenty of places to observe and visit Berchtesgaden. Whether you adore hiking or cycling, Berchtesgaden is an area where many hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to trip in the region and plan your next venture today.

  • Almbachklamm

The unadulterated power of the water drifts in the oldest mineral ball mill in Germany at the entry to the Almbachklamm completely round balls of coarse marble dry. Behind it opens a violently idealistic gorge with waterfalls, pools, and cascades, in which the crystal-clear torrent can let off steam. The complicated trail leads securely through the whole ravine.

  • Carl von Stahl-Haus

At 1733m above the sea, the stage is the Carl von Stahl House. Despite active operations, both the food was delicious, and the team gracious. In the tour choice, the host was a huge help and enriched us with the knowledge of locals. The great benefit is the opening times, as here also in winter, admittance is decided.

  • Kührointhütte

At the range of the Watzmann at 1,400 meters height, the newly prepared delicacies taste chiefly useful. Cabbage food from the oven in front of the house, semolina puddings, Germknödl and homemade cakes, mushroom risotto or vegetarian Strudl, beef from Kederbacherlehen, schnitzel, and game, bacon, cheese, white sausage, beer, farmer’s salad with fried potatoes, narrow milk products, and local trout and char the proffer of regional cuisine is full. Indeed, there is something for you. By the way, you can wait overnight at the hut.

  • Zeppezauerhaus

The Zeppezauerhaus is only some meters away from the ton station of the Untersbergbahn. With unbelievable views, you can relax here from your ascent or get ready for your fall.

If you diagram a multi-day tour over the Untersberg massif, the Zeppezauerhaus is ideal for overnight stays. From here, you can then carry on the next day to Stöhrhaus or choose a fall route.

  • Malerwinkel

The Malerwinkel is a well-liked vantage spot on the north shore of the Königssee. The scene from the Malerwinkel over the otherwise difficult to reach Königssee extend over the pilgrimage church of St. Bartolomä to the Schönfeldpitze in the Steinernen Meer.

From the Königssee car park, a path leads past the picturesque boat sheds to the Berchtesgaden National Park. Past the Café Malerwinkel, the walk leads to the so-called Malerwinkel. This hike is also very admired as a winter walk, then the way to the Malerwinkel is vacant and scattered.

  • Wimbachklamm

The water of the Wimbach, which runs underground in the rear Wimbachtal, comes in this gorge with a loud roar to the outside and crashes enormously over steep waterfalls down into the gorge. Along the steep rocks, bridges and footbridges lead past the imposing natural spectacle through the 200 m long gorge. The gorge is natural to get to only from below; after the Wimbachschloss, you come back to the starting point via another route.

  • Königssee

Like a fjord, the Königssee lies in very tall gray rock walls. The nearly 2,000-meter-high walls are so sheer that they plunge flawlessly into the water of the lake. Since there is no waterside path, the best and most talented way crossways, the lake takes you through one of the tour boats. To defend the water excellence and nature, all used boats are operated wholly with electric motors or bodily strength.

  • Stöhrhaus

Little and cozy range hut under the Berchtesgadener Hochthron. In total, 52 range hikers can spend the night in the cottage, of which there are 37 beds in the dormitory. Of course, day hikers are also welcome and are blemished with local delicacies on the terrace and in the restaurant.

  • Wimbachweg

The Wimbachtal is a higher than 10 km long high plain of the Berchtesgaden Alps in the center of the National Park Berchtesgaden in the city Ramsau. Situated between Watzmann in the east and Hochkalter in the west, the valley begins under the pass Trischübel (1774 m) between Watzmann and Steinernem sea and moves fairly soon progressively in a northeasterly way.

  • St. Bartholomä

The little pilgrimage church and the Königssee are indivisible. On summer weekends, innumerable tourists’ watercourse through the small rural community to visit the church in front of this phenomenal panorama and take photos. If the bundle and bustle are too much for you, you can just start right on your hike in the nearby mountains.