Home to pristine lakes and pine-clad hills buried deep in the Bavarian Alps, Berchtesgaden is one good-looking German town. Visit this mountaintop retreat for epic views across the valley, a tour of its salt mines and an exploration of Hitler's famous hideaway, 'The Eagle's Nest'.
Start with a journey through the awe-inspiring alpine countryside and you'll pass an assortment of chocolate-box villages and fairytale towns nestled in lush green foothills – it promises to be a day of spectacular scenery.
One of Germany's highest peaks looms large over Berchtesgaden. But it's not just Mount Watzmann that impresses here – there are spectacular sights to see beneath the surface too. Descend into a salt mine for a guided tour and a boat ride on an underground lake, then head for an optional visit to 'The Eagle's Nest'. Once the mountain retreat of Adolf Hitler, there's a historical tour available or a beer garden serving up cold lager and wow-factor views of the Austrian border.