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Wonderful hiking Tours in Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria

Nationalpark Berchtesgaden

Wonderful hiking Tours in Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria

Hiking Collection by Nationalpark Berchtesgaden

12

Tours

48:35 h

82.6 mi

22,475 ft

Berchtesgaden National Park is the only alpine national park in Germany. High mountains, deep valleys and crystal clear mountain rivers characterise these unique protected landscapes. The motto here is ‘let nature be nature’. With an altitude difference of 2,110 metres (6,922 ft) from Königssee lake to the mountain, the Berchtesgaden National Park offers an incredibly diverse habitat for animals and plants.

Hiking through this protected area gives you a deep and varied insight into nature. We’ve put together a Collection of the most beautiful hikes in the Berchtesgaden National Park for all abilities. Wonderful views over the Königssee, the ice chapel at the foot of the Watzmann’s eastern face, a cosy stop in a rustic alpine inn in the national park – these Tours are full of variety.

You can reach many of the starting points by public transport. Please make sure that you don’t disturb the sensitive habitats during your visit and be mindful of the nature as you hike – it’s worth protecting. It will thank you for it and, by being careful, you contribute to the preservation of this important area. Have fun exploring the Berchtesgaden National Park!

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    Easy
    01:03
    2.11 mi
    2.0 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Malerwinkel is a popular vantage point on the north bank of the Königsee. There you have a wonderful view of the entire length of the Königsee with the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä.From the landing stage at Königssee, turn left past the boathouses and along the wide hiking trail to the lookout point. The circular route takes you …

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  • Easy
    00:32
    1.26 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A level footpath leads from the landing stage at Königssee, past the Salet-Alm, directly to the west bank of the Obersee. There you have a wonderful view of the lake and the mountain scenery behind it. The large boulders on the way between Königssee and Obersee come from a rock fall in 1172.From the Obersee there is the possibility …

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  • Easy
    01:35
    3.61 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start at the Hintersee National Park information point (Klausbachhaus). A few meters behind the national park information point, leave the paved road and follow hiking trail 481 through light pastures - forests with meadows rich in flowers and juniper bushes. Past the eagle observation point until you reach the crossroads at the Lahnwald service hut. Continue straight ahead, turn …

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    3.97 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start at the Hintersee National Park information point (Klausbachhaus). About 350 meters along the road behind the National Park information point you will find a crossroads where you turn right onto the signposted hiking trail to the Halsalm. A continuously rising path leads you up to the Alm. From the hut, continue on a narrow path across the Alm, from which a wonderful view opens up over the Hintersee and the Ramsau Valley.

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    5.33 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start at the National Park information point Wimbachbrücke. From the parking lot at the Wimbachbrücke, follow the signs towards Wimbachschloss. Shortly after “Wimbachs Wollstadl” you will reach a junction where you turn left to the Wimbachklamm (subject to a fee!). Either through the gorge, or you keep to the right following the now briefly very steep path further into the valley.

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  • Intermediate
    03:43
    8.05 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A few meters behind the national park information point, leave the paved road and follow hiking trail 481, past the eagle observation point until you reach the crossroads at the Lahnwald service hut. Continue straight ahead there, and continue straight ahead at the next intersection. up to a slight increase. Just before the road, keep left and follow the path …

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  • Difficult
    02:17
    3.99 mi
    1.7 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Ferry
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    From the St. Bartholomä National Park information point, follow the flat path to the St. Johann and Paul Chapel. Then it goes steeply up through the forest, along a well-trodden path. When the forest clears again you will soon reach the gravel-rich stream bed in front of the snow field at the foot of the Watzmann east face. The way back is the same route.WARNING DANGER TO LIFE: Do not enter the "Eiskapelle"! The glacier gate can collapse.

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  • Difficult
    06:12
    8.45 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Neue Traunsteiner Hütte on the Reiter Alm can only be reached on foot. The so-called Wachterlsteig leads from the Schwarzbachwacht hiking car park - also known as the »Wachterl« - to the high plateau. From the parking lot, follow the signs on hiking trail no.470 to get to the climb. After about 1.5 hours you will reach a saddle. …

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  • Difficult
    05:20
    10.7 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the parking lot at the Wimbachbrücke, follow the signs towards Wimbachschloss. Shortly after “Wimbachs Wollstadl” you will reach a junction where you turn left to the Wimbachklamm (subject to a fee!). Either through the gorge, or you keep to the right following the now briefly very steep path further into the valley. Both paths merge a short time later.

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  • Difficult
    08:14
    12.7 mi
    1.5 mph
    4,125 ft
    4,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    You start at the Hinterbrand parking lot. From there you follow the forest path (No. 498) towards the middle station of the Jennerbahn. Shortly before the middle station, turn left onto hiking trail 498a and follow the numerous serpentines to the forest road. Keeping to the left, past the Mitterkaseralm and over the Jennersattel to the Carl-von-Stahl-Haus at the Torrener Joch.

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  • Difficult
    08:13
    13.8 mi
    1.7 mph
    4,400 ft
    4,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the parking lot at the Königssee you walk past the valley station of the Jennerbahn along the street until the junction to the right at the last houses leads to the Hochbahnweg (No. 493).On this shady forest path it goes up to the forest road, which you follow to the right to the Königsbachalm (open in summer). Continue on path no. 493, past the Gotzentalalm until you reach the Gotzenalm (open in summer) after a long hike.

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  • Difficult
    06:24
    8.65 mi
    1.4 mph
    4,150 ft
    4,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    First, from the starting point at the “Wimbachbrücke” car park, follow hiking trail 441 in the direction of Watzmannhaus. Immediately after the bridge, keep to the right and after about 500 meters you will reach a forest road, from which you turn right at the second junction after another 200 meters. You follow the path past the Stubenalm to the …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    82.6 mi
  • Duration
    48:35 h
  • Elevation
    22,475 ft

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