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UNESCO Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region

Berchtesgaden national park: Königssee lake ©DZT (Deutschland abgelichtet Medienproduktion)

Germany's only Alpine biosphere reserve is the ideal destination for action-packed holidays and restful breaks, thanks to its unspoiled natural surroundings and picturesque cultural landscape.

Boasting magnificent peaks, fragrant Alpine meadows, vast mountain and riverside forests, crystal-clear streams, lakes and moors, the UNESCO Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region located between Watzmann and Salzach is home to a wide range of habitats in the Alps and their foothills, where marmots, golden eagles and gentian flowers can be found. Wildlife surrounds human life, which has shaped this countryside in the south-east of Upper Bavaria. Educational trails and themed walks provide information about the region, whilst relics from the area's rich cultural history can be admired at every turn. Farm shops and weekly markets offer visitors a wide range of regional food, drink and handicrafts.

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