Road Trip to the Mountains via Berchtesgaden


Plum Kuchen

December 8, 2011

What I wanted to do today and what I actually did were two different things but it was still a great day.  What I did:  took a local bus to the small town of Berchtesgaden, Germany to  see Lake Konigsee, take a boat ride, and see a beautiful church that sits on the side of the lake.  Konigsee  is the deepest lake in the Alps and is so clean,you can drink from it and it is surrounded by fjords-like mountains.  BUT…….when I got to this moutain lake, it was  beautiful but also, freezing cold,  and REALLY WINDY., so the boat rides were canceled for the day.  Damn!!

So what I did do is : Have a great bus ride up this mountain looking at all of the huge  snowy mountains and cute chalets and picture postcard scenery. I also had a wonderful snack of plum kuchen  at a little cafe at this resort.   Very yummy! Then I  walked  around a bit and took the bus back.  A few interesting facts about the town of Berchtesgaden though – the train station was almost doubled in size by Hitler so he could have his own VIP reception area.  His younger sister is also “unofficially” buried in the cemetary there ( although) everyone knows about it. Lastly, Hermann Goering hid his art collection in the tunnel behind the train station during WWII.

So, eventhough, I did not get my boat ride,it was a beautiful, fun and interesting trip.


Berchtesgaden Train Station

Hitler’s Reception Area Was on the Right.


Road Trip Scenes


The Church I Wanted to See on the Lake


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Dec 09, 2011 @ 16:12:53

    Beautiful scenery. Vince



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