Renothenweg 2, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, 83471, Germany
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Looking towards Austria
Climbing into the snow line
Dinner at Kehlsteinhaus
I am planning my fourth trip to the Obersalzberg area the end of this month. Although I have visited the Kehlsteinhaus many times, I did not realize until recently that it was possible to eat an evening meal at the restaurant. Is there someone that could get me some details on such things as making reservations, the cost, the quality of the food etc. Also, does anyone have any information about the buffet meals at the Berghotel Rehlegg in Ramsau?
Re: Dinner at Kehlsteinhaus
I know it is only on certain dates and there are not too many of them.
I got a leaflet about it some years ago.
The tourist office will be able to tell you
Travel Tips for Berchtesgaden
The town centre is quite lively with shops and cafes with delicious cakes. Its pedestrianised so you can enjoy the pastel coloured buildings ornately decorated with frescoes, without dodging any traffic. I loved the turret on this building too.
'ist hier noch frei"
Table for two?
A lot of Restaurants have tables for 4, 6, 8, or 10 so it might be neccesary to share with others. This is quite usual all over Germany. The other people at the table will not interfere with you and you are not expected to communicate with them, other than a normal polite greeting when arriving and leaving. If you are in a large establishment and having trouble finding space and see sufficent space at another table just say 'ist hier noch frei'. if you get a 'ja', sit down. Also expect to be asked 'ist hier noch frei'
From Ramsau its a pleasant walk through the Zauberwald - the so-called Magic Forest - to the idyllic lake of Hintersee with its turquoise water. Popular with bathers in the summer months -although you'll probably share some pastures with the cows!
The Hintersee is beautifully situated at the foot of the Hochkalter (2,608 m). Lovely reflections of the mountain here made it a popular place for painters from Vienna and Munich round 1871.
Kessel - the remotest place of Koenigssee
Kessel is a small piece of land at the foot of the Jenner-massiv and most of the tourists will simply see it from a large distance, while the ship is passing by it on the way to St.Bartholomae. Kessel is a so-called "Bedarfs-Haltestelle" , a place where the ship will land ONLY in case that you ask for it in advance. Kessel is the tiny piece of land with the hut on it, that you may see on my 2nd and 3rd picture. From Kessel you may start or (preferably) end a full-day-hike to the mountains above Koenigsee, mainly to the Jenner, high above Koenigsee.Such a hike is for experienced and well-trained hikers only, take a look at my map of the area !! - For all others I may highly recommend the cable-car from Schoenau am Koenigsee to Jenner : it is easy and not exhausting at all...
In order to get a ship landing in Kessel
call +49 (0) 86 52 / 96 36 - 0
Kehlsteinstrasse - the road to the Eagle's Nest
Kehlsteinstrasse is one of the most scenic alpine roads in Europe and it was built within the rather short time of just 13 months. 700 meters is the difference in hight and the road has a length of 6,5 km. There are 5 tunnels and the road is mostly just 4 meters wide. Therefore the time-table of the buses taking the tourists up and down the road are very strict and oncoming buses have to wait at the passing-places.
This road was used by A. Hitler only 16 times and that road was public untill 1952.
Nowadays that road is for the buses ONLY !
Pedestrians are absolutely forbidden to walk there, there is a seperate walking-path through the woods !