Going for the summer – hiking in the Berchtesgadener Land
Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH, Berchtesgadener Land
As the snow melts, the meadows turn green and colorful flowers begin to bloom on the wayside -- and this means one thing, it is time for the new hiking season in the Berchtesgadener Land to begin. Here, we will introduce you to seven great hikes that show you the most beautiful places in the region bordering Austria. You will enjoy impressive views of the surrounding mountains, learn more about the region’s uniqueness and take a dip in one of south-east Bavaria’s refreshing lakes at the end of a long day hiking.
Many of the trails in this Collection of hikes are suitable for children, and some can even be done with a stroller. The themed trails are especially exciting and stimulating for kids. Wherelse do children have the opportunity to watch bees at work or walk through a fairytale forest? There is also an added bonus for the little ones: most walks have a swimming stop en route.
Teisendorf, Berchtesgaden, and Salzburg are good base camps from which you can explore Berchtesgadener Land. On the hikes, there are many opportunities to take a break and enjoy the local food and drinks. As most of the hikes are quite short, you do not necessarily need to carry provisions in your backpack. We recommend packing a cushion to make yourself comfortable on the beach or in the meadows. Regardless of how much you choose to pack, Berchtesgadener Land offers dreamlike scenery and heaps of enjoyment.
Idyllically nestled between green trees and shrubs, it lies there, the Höglwörther See. Surrounded by a peaceful landscape with a view of the mountains in the distance. A great destination for a short hike. The almost five-kilometer tour starts at the village square in Anger. On the Klosterweg you walk on a level track directly to the water. On the way you can give your cycle while kicking in the Kneipp facility even more kick.You circle the Höglwörther See, you come past the seaside resort and beautiful pause places with sea romance, until you stand in front of the monastery. The former Augustinian Monastery is located on a small peninsula in the lake. Look at the great inner courtyard of the monastery and the elegant stucco decoration inside the church. Back to the starting point, there are only 1.5 kilometers left.Definitely take time for a visit to the monastery. Afterwards, the beer garden of the neighboring monastery host beckons for a refreshment. On a warm day, you can cool off in the lake, so do not forget swimwear. In Anger on the village square you will find many restaurants and cafes to complete your tour.If you arrive by bus, you can get off at the village square in Anger. A place for your car can be found on the Scheiterparkplatz, about five minutes walk from the village square.
The nature in the Berchtesgadener Land is a real experience. On this three-kilometer-long themed trail, you'll also get some background knowledge and make a journey of discovery through very different geotopes around the Hochgartdörfl and the Aschauerweiher. Eight information boards along the route will tell you more about swamp forest, wet meadows or mixed mountain forests.Far companions of your tour are the high peaks of the surrounding mountains. You have great views of the Watzmann or the sleeping witch. In addition, you will be accompanied on the walk by many colorful flowers and the various plants along the way.Start and end of the tour are at the natural pool in Aschauerweiher. Ideal for refreshing yourself in the cool water and enjoying the fantastic scenery. In the natural pool you will find a kiosk and also a restaurant where you can fortify yourself. Parking is available at the Aschauerweiher.If you want to hike a little longer, then you can also stroll over the adjacent fairytale trail. It is open from April to November. The path branches off shortly before you return to the Aschauerweiher left.
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This short and easy hike will take you around Lake Abtsdorfer. Altitude difference is hard to master, but in the distance you can admire the high peaks of the Berchtesgaden and Chiemgau Alps. Starting point of the round trip is at the car park Seethal. The route will take you around the water in a clockwise direction, but of course you can also choose the other direction.After 1.5 kilometers, you will pass an observation deck where a break is worthwhile. Keep your eyes open for birds frolicking on the shore. Impressive - especially with good visibility - is the view of the Alps. Binoculars and an information board help you to easily determine the mountains.The path leads you further and away from the lake. Then turn right and walk again along the shore. Not much longer, then you come to the seaside resort and the adjacent campground over. There is also a playground on the premises. On a nice summer's day you can roll out your blanket in the grass and refresh yourself in the cool lake water. From here it is not far to the parking lot, the starting point of the tour.This track can be done great with the stroller. Or how about a round on the roller skates or the longboard? At the end of the day you will find a selection of inns in the surrounding villages of Steinbrünning, Saaldorf, Leobendorf and Oberheining.
The bees are the focus of this short tour. Around half a million diligent workers will show you along the way how to pollinate flowers and collect nectar. Start is at the Neubichler Alm. The path leads you through beautiful mixed forest, past flowering fruit trees and through varied flower meadows to Berggasthof Johannishögl.At seven stations along the way you will learn more about the insects, their habitat and their dangers. At the apiary you can watch the busy goings-on. Breathe in the scent of plants and flowers and sit down on one of the benches along the way. Maybe a bee or a butterfly will land on one of the flowers in your field of vision. The bee trail should alert to how important the insects are to our environment.After 1.3 kilometers you reach the Gasthaus Johannishögl. The promising terrace is perfect for a break - with a taste of sweet honey. Strengthened then it goes on the same way back to Neubichler Alm.
Legend is the landscape around the village Oberau: lush meadows, dense fir forests and in the distance the imposing mountain scenery. On this more than ten kilometers long hike, you will also learn about some mysterious myths and legends of the region.Start is in the center of Oberau. From here it goes up to the Weißensteiner way, then you branch off right below the Krapfreibe and continue to the saddle. Here you can stop and enjoy the romantic landscape. Not far away is the chapel Resteck - a place where it used to be haunted.In the direction of Pechhäusl the almost flat path through the forest takes you to the Gaisstall. Passing the Thannlehen we continue to Gasthof Pechhäusl. Then you hike over a large grazing area. The first houses of Oberau are already in front of you.On this hike you will pass many beautiful resting places. If you would rather eat in an inn, you will also find it. At the end of the hike, you have a large selection of restaurants in Oberau.If you want to enjoy even more views, then you can extend the tour with a climb on the tines, whose summit (1,321 meters) lies on the border between Germany and Austria.
Brewing has a long tradition in Teisendorf. Reason enough to dedicate a theme trail to the barley juice. Let's start the hoppy round at the brewery Wieninger in Teisendorf. Here craft beers are brewed with passion and passion, sustainable and in harmony with the beautiful nature in the Berchtesgadener Land. The beer trail leads you first through the village and then out to the south to Höglwörther See.A total of ten stations are distributed along the more than twelve kilometers long way. At these you will learn interesting facts about the tradition of brewing and the product. Wooden benches invite you to take a break at four of the information boards. When you arrive at the lake, you have earned yourself a taste of the local beer. In the seaside resort you will find additional refreshment when jumping into the water.Then it goes straight back to Teisendorf, where you can now stop off as a connoisseur of local beer in one of the restaurants in the village. Perfectly combined with hearty, regional food.Teisendorf is well connected to the public transport network. If you arrive by car, you will find parking spaces directly at the brewery or in the center.
You can not get enough of the beautiful landscape? Then this hike is just right for you: Along the more than twelve kilometers long route you will be accompanied by a magnificent panorama of the Berchtesgaden mountains.The starting point is the hiking car park Högler Straße in Piding. You hike on the panorama trail through the forest steadily uphill until you come to a small plateau at Johannishögl. Take some time to breathe and recharge your batteries for the next ascent.You pass the Neubichler Alm and then reach the Stroblalm after 6.5 kilometers. Sit in the lush grass and enjoy the great panorama. From here you only have to hike downhill until you reach the hiking car park at the village of Jechling.Opportunities to stop, including views of the surrounding mountains you will find enough on the track. Provision is therefore not absolutely necessary. Be sure to pack enough water.