Information about Berchtesgaden

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Information about Berchtesgaden

We have summarised the most important information about the Berchtesgadener Land, which could be important for a pleasant stay in the region.


The 5-star Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden is located in the middle of the Berchtesgaden Alps, on the Obersalzberg, at an altitude of 1,000 meters. The Markt Berchtesgaden is located in the Berchtesgadener Land, in south-eastern Upper Bavaria, about 160 km away from Munich and only 27 km away from the Mozart city of Salzburg (Austria).


The Berchtesgadener Land is distinguished as a climatic health resort due to its first-class air quality and the climate. There is a bracing climate that encourages the metabolism when moving and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Thus, the climate is considered to be a significant healing factor. The climate with an average annual temperature of 8.4 ° C can be described as moderately warm. The warmest month is July, the coldest is January.


The local currency is the EURO (€). Payments by EC or credit card are possible in most cases.


The official language in Berchtesgaden is German. Many of our employees and residents of Berchtesgaden also speak English.

Tourist tax

Please note that a local tax will be charged per stay for the Berchtesgadener Land when booking a room. The tax is paid directly at the Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden.

Upon arrival you will be given your personal tourist pass, which will allow you to enjoy many benefits during your stay.

Adults EUR 2.60
Children (6 to 16 years) EUR 1.30

With the tourist pass, you can use the buses in the Berchtesgadener Land free of charge.
The offer refers, with a few exceptions, to all lines in the inner district (tourist region Berchtesgaden-Königssee).
More information about the advantages of the tourist pass can be found here.

Opening hours of local shops

Please note that the opening hours of local shops vary. Most shops are open from 8:00 to 20:00 and closed on Sundays and public holidays.


Under German law, smoking in closed buildings is prohibited if it is open to the public. This prohibits smoking in restaurants, public buildings and public transport.

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