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Hiking in Bavaria close to the Austrian border and exploring medieval castles

Beautiful hiking in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria and visiting the old towns of Burghausen and Salzburg and their castles

by ninaAbout Me:I moved a lot growing up (over South Africa to Switzerland, Italy and Germany) and through that learned to love exploring new cultures and countries. read more

EuropeGermany, Austria10 days / August 2020

Highs & Lows

Waking up on the mountain, the view was incredible

It rained a lot in Salzburg

Itinerary Overview

I went hiking with a couple of friends in Berchtesgaden in Bavaria for a couple of days. After that I visited my grandsparents in Burghausen and took a day trip to Salzburg

  • 6 Nights: Berchtesgaden
    Going hiking in the german/austrian alps and visiting family
  • 4 Nights: Burghausen
    Visiting family and enjoying the beautiful old German town in the summer
  • Day trip: Salzburg
    Pretty Austrian town with beautiful historical centre

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have liked to stay in Salzburg a bit longer to get a better feeling for the city. Also next time I want to go hiking for a longer amount of time

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Definitely spend a night in the mountains when you go hiking!

  • Transportation Tips?

    For the hiking a car was very convenient because you can drive to the start of the hiking routes easily and park it until you come down again


  • First we stayed at a friends place in Ergoldsbach, a small city in Berchtesgaden and then at the Carl-von-Stahl Haus, a mountain cabin close to the Königssee. It's very beautiful and has a rustical and authentic vibe

  • I stayed at my grandparents house in the castle. But if possible try to stay in the old city, very pretty