Beautiful Berchtesgaden

After returning from frigid England on a Saturday, we were thrilled to have the sun appear in Salzburg.  On Sunday, we made the most of our weekend by taking a leisurely stroll in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Sometimes considered the German Bavarian Alps, it is only 30 km South of Salzburg.  I was completely enamored by the beauty of the town.

Most notable for The Watzman, third-highest mountain in Germany

Most notable for The Watzman, third-highest mountain in Germany

Having done NO homework before arriving, we find a place to park and start our stroll.  Within minutes, we run into a Brewery!

What luck.

The Hofbrauhaus

The Hofbrauhaus

These biergardens are everywhere here, darn it all for winter!?!?

Everyone seems to have a biergarten attached to the restaurants and breweries. Darn it all for winter!?!?

But, alas, as I approached, I heard the sounds of an accordion and “Prost!” (German for Cheers)…they didn’t speak a LICK of English but welcomed us in anyhow.

Inside, there was a serious party happening. Some kind of band/comedian, much laughter.

Inside, there was a serious party happening. Some kind of band/comedian, much laughter. Most of the men  in traditional garb, check out the guy on the right.

Of course, we couldn’t understand a thing, we just clapped along with everyone else.  Outside, Eliot found a treasure.

Perhaps the coolest mailbox, EVER.

Perhaps the coolest mailbox, EVER.

So, with fresh beer in our bellies, we continued on in the beautiful sunshine.   All stores are closed on Sunday, but we still found quite a few people out and about, as well as an Italian cafe…

Quiet lil street on a Sunday

Quiet lil street on a Sunday

Reed and E strolling...

Reed and E strolling…

We could see streets and paths ahead so we knew there were trails to be had.

We did end up near that little building that housed the crucifix...so our goal was in sight.

We did end up near that shrine up there  that housed the crucifix…so our goal was in sight.

Up, up, up.

Eliot stopped dead in his tracks...about HERE.

Eliot stopped dead in his tracks…about HERE.

Made it to the...well, what DO you call these things? This one is gigantic.

Made it to the…well, what DO you call these things? This one is gigantic.

Reed snapped a quick shot of the full monty.

Reed snapped a quick shot of the full monty.

Actually, I think they may have been full stations of the cross, Eliot stops to inspect.

Festive for the time of year?

Festive for the time of year?

I can't help but provide the view inside

I can’t help but provide the view inside,for full effect.

Onto more scenery-type views:

One of the lovely overlooks on the way up.

One of the lovely overlooks on the way up.

Reed and Eliot- "The Hills Are Alive" version. not my idea.

Reed and Eliot- “The Hills Are Alive” version. Not my idea.

Berchesgaden from above- such a cool town!

Berchesgaden from above- such a cool town!

Such a GREAT day! We were so happy to have sunshine.

Such a GREAT day! We were so happy to have sunshine.  -Love to all, K & R & E

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