New visitor centre in Berchtesgaden National Park

The new 'Haus der Berge' visitor centre is opening in Berchtesgaden National Park in May 2013. It will be more than just an information point as it will combine information and education centres and an outdoor area – a one-stop shop for nature discovery! It will present the unique, Alpine character of the national park, which rises 2,200 metres from the bottom of Lake Königssee to the summit of Mount Watzmann – a popular ascent for walkers.

The centre will shed light on diverse habitats and vegetation zones and set new standards in environmental education. The intention is for visitors to appreciate the main purpose of all national parks – the conservation of unspoilt nature – and to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains.