Visiting the Berchtesgaden region
850 years – that’s how old the town of Bad Reichenhall is. The Berchtesgaden region, though, was settled well before during the Bronze Age. The town’s old buildings show off its wealth and power, the result of the subterranean salt trade, which you can learn about in the Schaubergwerk mine near Berchtesgaden. The Bavarian lifestyle is something else to experience here, especially its culinary treats which are known throughout the world. Particularly inspiring is the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra which entertains guests from all over the world with classical music in the town’s stylish concert hall.
Surrounding Bad Reichenhall are numerous hiking paths that showcase the unique natural beauty of the Berchtesgaden region. If you want to experience the mountains without all the physical excursion, then take a ride on the Predigtstuhl Mountain cable car, the world’s oldest cabin-style cable car. Experience Alpine-style wellness at the Rupertustherme hot springs spa where you are invited to relax and unwind.