Looking for a great trail in Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 12 hard trails in Berchtesgaden National Park ranging from 5.1 to 14.4 miles and from 1,971 to 8,746 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Berchtesgaden National Park is located in the German Alps and is known for its incredibly beautiful landscapes and scenery. It is home to many plant and animal species that live within its forests, mountains, valleys, and glaciers. Take a trip to the breathtaking lakes of Hintersee and . Königssee or enjoy the views with some refreshments at the top of Grünstein.

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rocky
3 days ago

American here from Boise, Idaho! The difficult rating is accurate; this trail is very steep (1000+ feet per mile is no joke no matter where you are). So be prepared for a workout. But the scenery and views are fantastic! And the trail itself is well marked (as all trails are here in Europe) and in good condition. I began at 4 AM to see the sunrise. Worth it. SO BEAUTIFUL! After arriving at the Watzmannhaus, I decided to climb another 2000+ feet up to Hochek, the first summit of the Watzmann mountain. But came right back down since I didn’t have a harness or climbing gear to make it to the other Watzmann summits (Mittelspitze and Südspitze). It was a killer day, with a lot of vertical, but I would definitely recommend this hike to all my hiker friends.

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rocky
1 month ago

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scramble
1 month ago

Did this hike in one day. To do so you’ll need to start very early in the morning to avoid any chance of thunderstorms as it’s take 13+hours. Hocheck to südspitze is a klettersteig/via Ferrata route. Highly exposed as you walk down up and down a ridge line. Doing this one day is a tall order but doable. Views are breathtaking of the königsee and we’ll into Austria. Highly worth it if you’re up to the challenge!

hiking
1 month ago

Relatively easy hike, with great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Trail is well maintained, and only part of it is rocky/uneven. There is a connecting trail loop, but it is closed past the photo spot on the upper half, and also closed past the benches on the shore of the lake. This trail is pretty popular, especially once you reach the part of the trail leading down to the town/boat docks.

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rocky
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

Great, shady trail to get to a great view point of Königssee. Trail is gravely, smooth, and a little hilly but not rigorous. I’d definitely recommend doing it at least once if you’re in the area. And it’d be a good idea to try to find your own viewing point once you arrive at the main site as it was decently crowded when I was there.

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2 months ago

Decent hike, but a bit too crowded in my opinion. I would say it was easy, even boring at some point. Great views of König See from the top of Grunstein. The trail crosses big alpine meadow and passes the dairy hut - it's an insanely beautiful place, very picturesque.

walking
2 months ago

Really beautiful trip that is easily manageable with kids. We all thought that the views from the blaueishütte were even more spectacular than those from the watzmannhaus

Difficult and would recommend gloves for the Seil at the end!

hiking
2 months ago

This is an extremely overcrowded trail, but a great (and very easy) one nonetheless. Make sure to also hike up to the Rabenwand (there is a sign to the trail somewhere at the halfway point), which is a fun 10 minute hike to another overview which I prefer to the Malerwinkel itself (and a much quieter one as well). This hike is also very doable by the way in winter (I already did it in early January this year) and the views might be even better then.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a lovely trail with rewarding views, they took my breath away. Definitely bring your camera!

hiking
2 months ago

I’ve been hiking for years and was on vacation in Germany when I happened to hike this trail. It was the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen when you reach the end! Once you reach the lookout point, if you’re able to, climb down to the surface of the lake to enjoy a beautiful private spot. Seriously breathtaking views!

Great trail to hike! Amazing view of the city from the first peak. There is a restaurant at the top to grab a beer or coffee. Nice hike through the woods after the first summit. The trail was mostly shaded. I wouldn’t rate this trail as hard, seems more like an intermediate trail. Happy hiking!

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Sunday, August 05, 2018

beautiful day and a well worthy hike

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