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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.