Posted on January 5, 2014
Now we are getting into some serious mountains with plenty of craggy peaks.
We found our way to our apartment just as the stormy day plunged us into night.
Just a mile or so away was the Konigsee, the king’s very own lake, you might say. No fresh snow but we made the best of it.
Berchtesgaden is a beautifully situated town, surrounded by mountains, divided by a river and undermined by salt mines.
In the town are nice things to see. Here’s a look around.
The air is crisp and cool. Hitler had his Eagle’s Nest above, and his henchmen had a last-stand bunker drilled into the side of a mountain. Hitler chose to die elsewhere.
For lunch, at 3:00, we drove up into the mountains to visit the well known pilgrimage church of Maria Gern.
We dined alone in the restaurant next door on great local fare, with a view to die for.
We took a little walk after our power lunch and passed by these local folks. I liked their hats so I brought one home.
There’s more to come. Hold your hats!