By air to Munich, Salzburg or Vienna. Distance from Munich to Berchtesgaden is about 190 km. By car the travel time is approximately 2 hours and by train from the Munich airport (Munchen Flughafen – München Ost – Freilassing – Berchtesgaden) is approximately 3 hours. The Bayern-Ticket for 1-5 travellers is the most practical ticket from 9.00 am onwards in most trains.
The low cost bus company Flixbus drives from the main bus station of Munich (ZOB) to the main railway station of Salzburg.
From Salzburg train station you can travel to Berchtesgaden directly by bus nr 840 or by train via Freilassing. The distance between Salzburg and Berchtesgaden is about 20 km.
Notice that when driving on Austria’s highways you need a Vignette sticker on your windshield. It can be bought from gas stations in Austria or close by the border in Germany. A 10-day sticker costs 9,90 € (2023).
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Credit cards / cash
Carry cash with you in Bavaria and Austria. Some smaller stores, restaurants and cafés don’t accept credit cards. There are ATMs in the town.
Kurtaxe – tourist tax
Tourist tax 3,10 € / adult / day and 1,55 € / child / day is not included in the price of the apartment. In exchange for the tourist tax you get a tourist card when checking in. With the tourist card you can travel free of charge in the local buses and get discounts for admissions to many local attractions and events. Parking fees are also discounted at popular sights like Lake Königssee.
When driving on Austria’s highways you need a Vignette sticker on your windshield. It can be bought from gas stations in Austria or close by the border in Germany. 10-day sticker costs 9,90 € (2023).
We recommend you to take good walking or hiking shoes with you. Berchtesgaden is located in a valley in the middle of mountains and near great hiking trails. The city center is also on the slope of a mountain. Train station, pedestrian area and lookout points are all on different levels, so good shoes make exploring easier.
House slippers may be comfortable when visiting the Burmesterhaus library or other shared facilities of the house.
Spas are a popular place to relax here. If you are interested in visiting one, you should take swimwear, slippers and a light bathrobe with you. Men and women bathe together in Germany. At specific times during the day, you can experience a show where a “sauna master” waves a towel in a sauna to steer the heat and aroma with matador like moves. On Mondays, the Watzmann spa in Berchtesgaden has a women only sauna shift.
It is common to greet people everywhere in Bavaria and Austria anytime by saying “Grüß Gott!”
Local weather can be followed here.
From five weather cameras, you can follow the live weather in the area. Burmesterhaus is at the foot of the hill Lockstein.