Ready to push some boundaries? Germany's only alpine national park, on the border with Austria in the south-east of Bavaria, is a real treat for keen hikers and mountain climbers, as challenging routes lead through the picturesque yet wild landscape. And yet the diverse mountain scenery at the Berchtesgaden National Park is sure to put a huge smile on any tourist's face as they relax and admire the view of woodland, lakes and alpine pastures.
The best place to start exploring the Berchtesgaden National Park is Königssee Lake, which, if the weather allows, reflects the majestic mountain scenery on its surface. Before setting off on your own adventures in the great outdoors and coming across your new favourite spots, head to the Haus der Berge National Park Centre, where an interactive exhibition boasts plenty of highlights and a fascinating insight into the history of the park and its flora and fauna. Interesting guided tours and walks through this stunning national park are also on offer.
Enjoy a straightforward and stress-free train journey to the Berchtesgaden National Park by travelling to the Freilassing or Berchtesgaden stations.
You can find the best train route here or on the DB Navigator app.
Top tip: Make sure you enter your exact starting and finishing points when searching for a route.
For example: Stephensonstrasse 1, Frankfurt am Main to Othmar-Weis-Strasse 1, 82487 Oberammergau.
You can also find international super saver fares on the Deutsche Bahn website.
Travel for free in the local area with a visitor card
You'll be given a visitor card when you arrive at your accommodation. This grants holders free travel in the local area, as it doubles up as an unlimited bus and train ticket that you can use for your whole holiday. It couldn't be easier to explore the area around the Berchtesgaden National Park!
You can find out more about getting around the local area for free online.
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