Berchtesgaden is a picturesque little town in the southern part of Bavaria in Germany and surrounded by Austria from three sides. It is located in a valley at 500 to 1100m altitude in the German Alps and surrounded by a mountain called Untersberg. It is famous for the salt mines and the production of table salt guaranteed it income in the medieval ages. No visit is complete here without a trip down the salt mines.

The town made famous in recent history as a summer getaway place for Adolf Hitler. He had a complex built at the very top of a peak and was used a few times a year. It is most widely known as Kehlsteinhaus or The Eagle’s Nest. I would say a town to see in the Bavarian mountains and enjoy the salt mines for sure.

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