Berchtesgaden, Bischofswiesen, Marktschellenberg, Ramsau and Schönau am Königssee has been officially designated a climatic health resort in recognition of the high concentration of therapeutic activities and amenities on offer. Together with the adjoining national park, the region's resorts are part of a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Unspoilt nature, organic farms, crystal-clear water and pure air – this is the essence of Berchtesgaden, a holiday destination well served by a marvellous local infrastructure which, with countless wellness hotels, beauty parlours, spas and health retreats, is fully geared towards wellness, health and spa breaks. The range of facilities on offer is as broad as it is varied, with no limits on the health and fitness options available. Whether you fancy taking a bath in hay or whey, indulging in a classic sauna session or trying a warm mud treatment, there is something here to suit all those in need of relaxation. A visit to the saltwater healing gallery at the salt mine in Berchtesgaden can help relieve respiratory conditions and allergic skin rashes in particular. The 'health break' taster holiday lasting a week, ten days or a fortnight is proving popular amongst visitors who don't have the time to stay for a classic cure.