Climate friendly travel
By train and bus comfortably to the Königssee and the Berchtesgaden National Park.
The explorer Alexander von Humboldt is said to have said after his journey in 1797 that the area around Salzburg and Berchtesgaden was one of the most beautiful areas on earth. Visitors to Berchtesgaden National Park don't need much convincing of this...
Due to the comfortable train journey and the free mobility on site with the spa card you can enjoy your vacation environmentally friendly.
High mountains, deep valleys, crystal clear mountain rivers - and majestically towering above it all is the Watzmann. There are regions in the world that have not directly fallen short in the distribution of natural beauty and grace. If you take a look around the Berchtesgaden National Park, the only German national park in the Alps right on the border with Austria, you will come to the conclusion that the 210-square-kilometer national park is one of them. It is the core of the Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region, which has been listed by UNESCO since 1990. The park's philosophy is as simple as it is ambitious: Let nature be nature! Here, plants and animals can live undisturbed in a natural environment. Accordingly, hikers, climbers and mountain bikers in the national park are also guided by the protection of flora and fauna.
They can enjoy the beauty of their surroundings on clearly marked trails, the rest: taboo! Hikers, for example, have a 250-kilometer-long hiking network at their disposal; they can observe marmots and golden eagles on their tours, find gentian and edelweiss (don't pick them!), enjoy the Königssee lake or stay at the hearty "Kehlsteinhaus" mountain inn. Traditionally, the national park is also a place of longing for climbers. Under the motto "nature-compatible climbing", five climbing sites have been defined here - the rest of the original rocky landscape is to be preserved and is considered a "quiet zone". Mountain bikers can also enjoy six elaborated routes in the Berchtesgaden National Park. All visitors should be given on the way: This is alpine territory. Sturdy shoes, warm clothing and maps are essential if your enjoyment is to remain undiminished. Those who have questions in this regard can, at the beginning of their excursions in Berchtesgaden itself, obtain from the "Haus der Berge" all the information concerning the National Park and its possibilities. Bonus: A visit to the permanent exhibition "Vertical Wilderness" in the "Haus der Berge" itself plus a stop at the associated "Spiesbergers Alpenküche".
Discover the alpine national park of Berchtesgadener Land flexibly and free of charge? Your spa card is valid between Watzmann and Königssee as a ticket for all bus connections in Berchtesgaden, Bischofswiesen, Marktschellenberg, Ramsau and Schönau am Königssee. Your host will hand you the spa card after your arrival. Bonus: Your Kurkarte also secures you discounts on admission to many excursion destinations and sights. For more info: click here.
By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.
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