The Watzmann is also known as the guardian of the grail for clear, fresh drinking water. It is the landmark of the Berchtesgaden National Park.
What many certainly do not know, the Watzmann once formed a vault with the Hochkalter, which was removed and reshaped by the glaciers of the "Würme Ice Age" - the Wimbachtal was created over the millennia.
January 5, 2017
Mountain in the alps
This article describes the massif. Further meanings are listed under Watzmann (disambiguation).
The Watzmann is the central mountain range of the Berchtesgaden Alps. The famous limestone massif culminates in the 2713 m above sea level. NHN high Watzmann middle peak, which is also the highest point in the Berchtesgadener Land. The Watzmann legend surrounds the Watzmann and its secondary peaks Kleiner Watzmann (also called Watzmannfrau or Watzfrau) and Watzmannkinder. The Watzmann east face is the highest wall in the Eastern Alps.
Watzmann massif with wife and children from the north
March 30, 2018
Those who have made it to the southern tip can enjoy a unique view over the Berchtesgadener Land.
But watch out, the descent is at least if not more dangerous than the ascent. Especially here you have to be in top physical condition and still fully concentrate up to the Wimbachgriss valley.
September 20, 2020
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