Culture & History
In the Berchtesgadener Land, a huge range of castles, churches and monasteries awaits. Our special recommendation would be the Maria Gern pilgrimage site at the foot of the Untersberg. The famous pilgrimage church is one of the most stunning country churches in all of Upper Bavaria.
If it's history you're after, the Eagle's Nest, high up above the Berchtesgadener Land, affords visitors a magnificent panoramic view that can extend up to 200 kilometres.
The Dokumentation Obersalzberg is a permanent exhibition by the Institute for Contemporary History Munich/Berlin which can be found on the Obersalzberg mountainside in Berchtesgaden. On display are over 900 photographs, documents, posters, films and sound recordings, some of which are being made public for the first time.
A guided tour through the Berchtesgaden salt mine is a real adventure for all the family. Dressed in traditional mining overalls, you will travel in a mine cart through a 650 metre long tunnel to the Kaiser-Franz-Sinkwerk, an enormous chamber. Your guide is an expert miner who will explain everything to you in detail.
The Kongresshaus Berchtesgaden convention hall has a wide-ranging programme of events: from evenings devoted to traditional entertainment, to musicals, concerts, cabarets and fascinating slide shows, virtually everything you could want is on offer. Film buffs can look forward to watching all the latest movies at the state-of-the-art cinema.
And let's not forget Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Just a few kilometres from Bischofswiesen by car, Salzburg deserves a long, leisurely visit. Roam along the famous Getreidegasse, visit the house where Mozart was born and see all the other sights too.
This is just a small selection of what our region can offer in terms of culture and history. We would be more than happy to give you useful tips and suggestions for any trips you may want to make.