3 Days in Berchtesgaden National Park – Day 3


Our third day in Berchtesgaden was in my opinion the most beautiful of all the 3 days. We saw the famous Ramsau Church and did a hiking trail called “Zauberwald- Hintersee”. After breakfast we went directly to the beautiful Ramsau Church (also known as Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian), located in Ramsau Village – Berchtesgaden.For those interested the address of the church is: Im Tal 82,Ramsau. The parish church of St. Sebastian appears in many sketches, drawings and paintings as a symbol of this area.

The famous Ramsau Church

The famous Ramsau Church

Beginning of the tour Zauberwald-Hintersee

Beginning of the tour Zauberwald-Hintersee

Beginning of the tour Zauberwald-Hintersee

At just a few meters from the church we found the sign for the hiking trail towards Zauberwald( Enchanted Forest) and Hintersee( The lake behind). We found a small parking area beside the church and left the car there.The first part of the hiking road was a bit slippery , but very easy to walk and with many signs showing the way. The “hike”"Zauberwald- Hintersee” takes around 3 hours and is ideal as a family trip.  Zauberwald is one of the natural highlights of the Berchtesgaden area and indeed an enchanted forest. The forest  has many dramatic rock, trees and a beautiful gorge. Summer here is probably very very beautiful. We only saw a few people in the forest, but things changed at Hintersee.

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Zauberwald

Many people come to Hintersee directly(by bus or car) and don’t go through Zauberwald, because they find the road too long. The color of this mountain lake, the woods and alpine meadows attract many visitors along the year. We saw many hotels and restaurants beside the lake, so spending a few days here is very easy. After seeing the lake we got back to the car( going one more time through Zauberwald).

Lake Hintersee

Lake Hintersee

Lake Hintersee

Lake Hintersee

Lake Hintersee

Lake Hintersee

Zauberwald- Hintersee

Zauberwald- Hintersee

Zauberwald- Hintersee

Zauberwald- Hintersee

Because we were very hungry we stopped at a restaurant on the road- Gebirgshäusl. This restaurant turned out to be a pleasant surprise, because it had very good food and a nice location. We got back to our room from Gastehaus Marchler, to rest for a few hours. We spend the evening in Salzburg , admiring the beautiful decorated streets and shops. The next morning we left Berchtestesgaden hoping to return again during the summer.


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