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“Spectacular alpine experience: panoramic views,hiking galore and much more!”

Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Germany's only Alpine National Park Lofty, wild and majestic, "King" Watzmann (2713m) reigns over the Berchtesgadener Land as he surveys his kingdom: Berchtesgaden National Park. High mountains, deep valleys and crystal-clear alpine streams define this protected area bordering Austria. "Allow nature to remain in its natural state" is the motto of Germany’s only Alpine National Park. Berchtesgaden National Park is located in the southeast of Germany, in Bavaria and adjoining the Austrian Salzburg region. Founded in 1978, the park includes an area of 210 square kilometres and is owned by the federal state of Bavaria. In addition, the park is the core and buffer zone of the biosphere reserve Berchtesgadener Land.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Jennerbahn has so much to offer. We came back twice in three days! And it has become the highlight of our trip in Berchtesgaden.

Cable car with ever changing views overcame my fear of heights. The slow ride up to the top could be intimidating for someone afraid of heights like me. But the changing view at different height provided a timely distraction. And the slow pace made it perfect to snap plenty of photos.

Panoramic, magnificent views at the top. The Watzmann along with the surrounding alps was just breathtaking. Plenty to walk around at the top station with a short walk up to the peak Jenner. Route #12: Gipfelweg that offers a view down to the Königssee. Do heed the road condition. There's some frost when we walked up and it's slippery at some area of the route. It's the end of October.

Hiking galore! Many hiking routes for different fitness levels. And plenty of routes starting from the middle station. We rode the cable car to the top station and took route#3 Mitterkaserweg. It's indeed a beautiful descent from the top station, rather steep at times. But one is rewarded with great views along the route, including the starting point for the parasailing. Have a cup of hot Hugo at the Mitterkaseralm and take in the other side of the Alpine views. The route is straightforward and there are signs for directions too.

I can't wait for my next visit to Jennerbahn! More hiking route to explore!

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Fortunately it was a beautifully clear sunny day so we had amazing views. If you make it to the top you can get stunning photos. I even got an extreme telephoto shot of Salzburg Castle which I'm posting.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The scenery is gorgeous, especially on a beautiful, sunny and warm autumn day. The colours are spectacular.
Make sure to stop in their new visitor centre / museum Haus der Berge. Great introduction.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I must say that I went in there without any expectation and did not expect to get such a good overview between nature, geology and also how tourism and preserving nature can work out so well.
Really well done and really interesting

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Frightening ascent and descent to the top, but well worth it! This was probably one of, if not the most, favorite day trips! The ride up and down the mountain were scary for me because of my fear of heights, but close your eyes and go! You won't be sorry you did. The views from the top are simply stunning!

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