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A land of unique diversity
A land of unique diversity
A land of unique diversity
19.10.2017

Germany’s largest and southernmost state is a land rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, lively traditions and cozy hospitality. The picturesque locality, medieval architecture and  impressive Alpine panorama will definitely fascinate you. The sky over Berchtesgaden is so often just like the Bavarian flag itself, a symphony of blue and white bathing the state in sunshine even when rainclouds cover the rest of the country. This is mainly thanks to the Foehn, a downwind from the Alps that blows away even the darkest of cloud. Nestling in the Berchtesgaden is a land of sunshine and picture-book scenery that has more diversity than almost any other region in the whole of Europe. First of all, Berchtesgaden is for those who love peace and nature. It is, undoubtedly, one of the most captivating places on the Earth.

If you can only visit one German alpine town, pick this one, you will not be dissappointed! The doors of Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel are always open for our guests! We will make your stay in the city as comfortable and pleasant as possible!

Stepping Into a Magical Autumn
Stepping Into a Magical Autumn
Stepping Into a Magical Autumn
27.09.2017

Autumn takes on a special beauty in  Berchtesgaden, as the alpine foliage begins to change colour and days take on a misty air. Before it is getting cold, autumn offers some really nice days for visitors of Bavaria. Temperatures are mostly mild, culture is showing itself, especially, traditional and the landscape is colorful and charming. Moreover, everything is a bit quieter and less hectic in this season of the year.

Moderate temperatures and a gorgeous landscape will make you forget 'wanderlust': benefit from the autumn atmosphere to experience Berchtesgaden away from the loud and crowded places. We recommend you to try one of the many pilgrim paths that run through Bavaria: how about walking on the traces of Kehlsteinhaus or parts of the Lattengebirge which run through Bavaria. Another autumn highlight is gentle hills and dense forests in multifaceted colours. Nature makes you sit back, relax and enjoy the moment.

Whatever trail you choose, you will deeply experience the Berchtesgaden coming to the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. After long promenades round the localities of the city you will be satisfied by pleasant stay in our hotel.

Cable-car "Untersberg"
Cable-car "Untersberg"
Cable-car "Untersberg"
21.09.2017

Discover the Untersberg and get a shorttime of magnificent moments on the highest mountain next to the city of Salzburg which is located in 40 minutes from Berchtesgaden.

The Untersberg Mountain is majestic and mysterious. A mountain that rises above the village of Grödig is also surrounded by numerous legends. One of these legends tells of the Emperor Karl V who lives within the 1973 meter high mountain and who rules over his dwarf mountain inhabitants – the “Untersberger Mandln.” As the story goes, he sits at a table, around which his beard has already grown two full times. Legend says that when his beard has grown around the table three times, he will emerge again from his cave and the world will come to an end. Whether or not this folktale is true is not certain, one thing is that is definitely legendary is the magnificent view from atop the Untersberg! You can reach the summit via the marked hiking trails or by the impressive Untersberg cable car, which takes only 8  minutes to ascend 1,320 meters! Whether you experience the Untersberg from the cable car or if you strap on the hiking boots, the breathtaking panoramic view of the Salzburg basin and the Berchtesgaden region from atop this beautiful mountain is guaranteed to chase away all stress or strain.

After  exciting  adventure in the «Untersberg» you will be waited for recreation and relaxation at the Hotel Reikartz Vier Jahreszeiten Berchtesgaden.

“Royal lake”: the cleanest lake in Germany
“Royal lake”: the cleanest lake in Germany
“Royal lake”: the cleanest lake in Germany
13.09.2017

Coming to Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel, don’t forget to visit Lake Koenigssee («Royal lake»), one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Berchtesgaden, located in the Southeast of Bavaria.

A large part of the lake lies within the National Park Berchtesgaden. Emerald pond with crystal clear water is comfortably located and surrounded by mighty mountains and stunning Alpine scenery. Due to the unique nature and picturesque surroundings, the lake is very popular among travelers and tourists.Its length is about 8 kilometers and width is 2 kilometers. The water in the «Royal lake» is enough cold even in the hottest season, because a water basin takes nutrition from numerous underground sources and water springs.

Lake Koenigssee counts to be one of the cleanest in Germany that’s why after some cleaning its water is getting appropriate for drinking. Careful attitude to the nature helps to maintain perfect environmental conditions in this locality. For example, it’s forbidden to use a vehicle here excepting electromotive boats which don’t pollute the air.

The beauty of the lake is ,undoubtedly, enchanting. You will be fascinated by the seductive and calm atmosphere of this place. If you can only visit the Berchtesgaden, take a trip to the «Royal Lake», you will not be dissappointed!

Vodka manufactory «Grassl»
Vodka manufactory «Grassl»
Vodka manufactory «Grassl»
05.09.2017

The distillery «Grassl» has been existed since 17th century. An owner of this enterprise started to do schnapps consisted of alpine gentian and still mountain water. The process was laborious, but this spicy drink had been sold well. A manufacturer got a license for exclusive extraction of gentian root and production of alcohol. Primarily, it had been just schnapps, later an assortment increased as an amount of used herbs.

«Grassl» is enough popular place among tourists.  Nowadays here are produced a lot of kinds of drinks. All products are available for testing and buying. There are full-size bottles and little souvenirs in the factory shop.

Degustations are held for free.

Visitors of manufactory are told about process of cooking alcohol drinks as it used to be. Moreover, they have an opportunity to see raw material and dishes, to watch a film about producing of goods.

A distillery «Grassl» is situated in 4 km from Berchtesgaden to the side of Salzburg. The way to the «Grassl» takes only 10 minutes by car or bus.

The manufactory is opened during all week excepting Saturday. You can attend this amazing place for free.

After exciting trip to the distillery «Grassl» we will be very pleased to welcome you as our guest to the hotel «Reikartz Vier Jahreszeiten» for relaxing in a unique feel-good atmosphere.

Berchtesgaden Royal Palace
Berchtesgaden Royal Palace
Berchtesgaden Royal Palace
25.08.2017

The splendor of Berchtesgaden Royal Palace will produce an impact on any tourist. The former monastery of the Augustiner was home of the Prince’s provosts of Berchtesgaden. From 1810 to present, it serves as the residential castle for the Bavarian royal dynasty.

 There are 120 incredible placements in the Berchtesgaden Royal Palace. During the excursion, you can have a look at 30 of them. Original furniture, gobelins, porcelain, weapon and hunting trophies will impress you . Undoubtedly, amateurs of pictorial art and sculpture will be delighted with a big collection of painting which belonged to Prince Ruprecht. The exposition of Berchtesgaden Royal Palace is counted to be the wealthiest in the South Bavaria.

After a tour round the palace we are pleased to welcome you to the rose garden with a glorious view on the mountains. Later you should visit the Museum of hunting where you can watch a film about biography of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria who was a rapt hunter.

At the end of excursion you will be waited for the arcades with painting inside. This spot is a main sightseeing of castle square.

Visiting Berchtesgaden Royal Palace is an excellent opportunity to open the city from new aspect and to become enchanted by its age-old history.

Salt mine in Berchtesgaden
Salt mine in Berchtesgaden
Salt mine in Berchtesgaden
17.08.2017

Take a fascinating journey through time into the sparkling underground world of salt. As early as 1517, "White Gold" was continuously produced in the salt mine in Berchtesgaden.

An entertaining excursion takes visitors to an exciting time travel through the history of salt to the very depths of the salt mountain.

At the beginning of the excursion, which lasts about an hour, the visitors on the miner's train cover a distance of 1,400 m deep into the mountain. In the underground world with a total area of 6.000 m², you will find impressive multimedia installations. You are welcome to join an unforgettable adventure for adults and children! The main attractions of the salt mine are:

- Mining slope 36 m long

- Ferry ride through the mirror underground salt lake

- Underground salt chapel

The salt mine in Berchtesgaden, located about 20 kilometers from Salzburg, is an ideal place for walking the whole family in the vicinity of the city. 

After the joyful adventure in the salt mine you will be waited for recreation and relaxation at the Hotel Reikartz Vier Jahreszeiten Berchtesgaden.

A historic viewpoint high above the Berchtesgaden area
A historic viewpoint high above the Berchtesgaden area
A historic viewpoint high above the Berchtesgaden area
10.08.2017

Fascinating panormaic views can be enjoyed by visiting the Eagle's nest (1,834m / 6,017ft).  Its construction ordered by Martin Bormann, the so-called Eagle's Nest was offered to Adolf Hitler on the occasion of his 50th birthday with the aim of using it for representation purposes for official guests. The challenging construction of the Eagle's Nest was completed in some 13 months' time including the road, the highest in Germany.

The road from Obersalzberg leading up to the Eagle's Nest  is a unique and seen nowhere else in the world.  In 1952 the road was closed to the public and the special mountain buses were put into operation for the transportation of guests to this unique destination. 

Hitler himself seldom used the Eagle's Nest, finding the excursion up to the top too unnerving due to his fear of heights. After the War, thanks to Mr. Jacob, the local governor at the time, the Eagle's Nest was spared of being blown up. In 1960 the Bavarian State created a trust fund through which the Eagle's Nest is administrated and thanks to which the proceeds are used for charitable purposes. Today the Eagle's Nest is open to the public and can be seen in its original form. Administrated by the Berchtesgaden tourist board, it is leased out as a mountain top restaurant.

Berchtesgaden ski area
Berchtesgaden ski area
Berchtesgaden ski area
01.08.2017

Coming to Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel in winter, every tourist will enjoy all the beauty and originality of the local nature, skiing or snowboarding on slopes of Berchtesgaden ski area.

The ski area lies on the edge of the National Park, a region of outstanding natural beauty in summer and winter.

The resort includes the village of Schönau and Konigsee, a small centre included in the area lift pass. It has small drag lifts on the wooded slopes above the village, close to the Jenner ski area. Jenner itself has the main slopes of the five main Berchtesgaden ski areas, being cable-car served. The lift pass covers most other lifts in the area on either side of the border.

The German Ski Resort of Berchtesgadener Land has direct access to 40km of downhill skiing, with 25 individual pistes, served by 30 ski lifts. At Rossfeld ski Centre there is a Funpark for snowboarders only and a Snowboard Park with half or quarter pipe, funbox and high jump.

In Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel, you can combine active sports with relaxation, as well as enjoy the beauty of  nature and taste authentic Bavarian cuisine! Book your holidays right NOW (link)

National Park of Berchtesgaden
National Park of Berchtesgaden
National Park of Berchtesgaden
26.07.2017

All the tourists visiting Berchtesgaden will be amazed with the incredible beauty of Berchtesgaden National Park.

Once the Berchtesgaden National Park was conceived as a place for the regeneration of flora and fauna. Today it is not only a reserve, but also used for recreation, scientific research, and educational purposes, protected by UNESCO as a bioreserve. The reserve zone covers about 21,000 hectares and is an island of absolutely untouched nature where human intervention is completely ruled out.

The chain of hiking trails and paths in total is more than 250 km and it makes the Park a unique place for recreation. 

The peak of Watzmann which height is 2.713 meters, is a symbol of the Berchtensgaden region. Its eastern slope is the longest wall for rock climbing of all the eastern Alps - a real challenge for those who like extreme sports! In addition, the places that are really worth visiting are the Stone Sea (das Steinerne Meer) and the highland plateau of the Hagen River (Hagengebirge) - the giant plateau of the table mountain, the slopes of which abruptly break down. All tourists will also admire the mountain cliffs and gorges, for example, Wimbachklamm. Due to the waterfalls, the Wimbachklamm gorge is one of the most fascinating in the Bavarian Alps.

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Alpine Jewel with a Fascinating History
Alpine Jewel with a Fascinating History
Alpine Jewel with a Fascinating History
21.07.2017

We welcome you to the city of Berchtesgaden! Explore this charming little mountain town, sail on the Königssee, hike the alpine meadows, tour the salt mine and visit the local hofbrauhaus. The town lies in an area known as the Berchtesgadener Land, a little peninsula of Germany inserted into the Austrian alps near Salzburg. This remote southeastern tip of Germany has been a separate country for most of its history, ruled by a church-provost and later a prince, and was added to the kingdom of Bavaria in the 19th century.

The town of Berchtesgaden sits in one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world. The narrow, winding streets are lined with pastel houses in the alpine style, and locals entertain the visitors with Bavarian music and dance.

If you can only visit one German alpine town, pick this one, you will not be dissappointed!

Cosy hotel in the picturesque landscape
Cosy hotel in the picturesque landscape
Cosy hotel in the picturesque landscape
18.07.2017

We are pleased to welcome you at our Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten! We are located in the center of Berchtesgaden, a historic town and one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Germany, in the south-east of Bavaria, one hundred fifty kilometers from Munich and twenty-five kilometers from Salzburg. 

The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is located in the historic center of Berchtesgaden, with a unique view of the impressive Alpine panorama.There are 59 individual & comfortable rooms and junior suites, many of which have balconies and a unique panoramic view. The hotel has 2 restaurants with local and international specialties, a banquet hall, a conference room for up to 25 persons, indoor pool with sauna and solarium as well as a lounge.

The doors of Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel are always open for our guests! We will make your stay in our hotel as comfortable and pleasant as possible.