Parish Church of St Sebastian, Ramsau
Visit Berchtesgaden – Ramsau
About 15 minutes west of town on Bus #846 is the frequently photographed St Sebastian Church (Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian) at Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden.
Savor the Tastes of Berchtesgaden
German beer, radler (half beer half, half soda or lemonade), bockwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, spätzle (egg noodles), schweinebraten (pork dumplings), potato dumplings.
Berchtesgaden, Highway View
Get to Berchtesgaden
Berchtesgaden is in an isolated alpine region of Bavaria. You can get to Berchtesgaden through Salzburg, which is the gateway to the Austrian Alps. There is an airport in Salzburg, but most visitors get to Berchtesgaden by train from cities such as Linz, Vienna, Munich and Innsbruck. From Salzburg you can get to Berchtesgaden on bus #840 after about a 40 minute ride. You can catch the #840 bus from the plaza at the Salzburg main train station. Bus service is frequent and tickets can be purchased in cash from the bus driver.
There is also train service to Berchtesgaden from Salzburg, but because it’s a German train, it takes a longer route through Germany. Bus passes for the day are inexpensive and bus service from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden is faster than the train. The bus station in Berchtesgaden is in front of the train station. All the buses in the region travel through the main bus station, so it’s easy to head to the Konigssee, the Eagle’s Nest or Ramsau. BigBoyTravel provides excellent transportation advice for getting around Berchtesgaden from Salzburg airport.
Hiking Trail from Obersalzberg to Berchtesgaden
May to September are the best months to visit Berchtesgaden for comfortable temperatures, but Berchtesgaden weather in summer also has the highest for rainfall and drizzly weather. Expect average highs to peak in July and August at around 75 F (24 C) with average lows of 57 F (14 C). The Alpine setting means that winter will have great skiing. Average highs for December – February are just above freezing, while average lows are a few degrees below freezing.