Last December we had a magical week in Ramsau, in the southeast of Bavaria, Germany. The town is often called Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden because sometimes people confuse it with Ramsau in Austria. The Airbnb is located in Berchtesgaden National Park and this is the only German National Park in the Alps. Berchtesgaden is seen as one of the most beautiful regions in Germany. We had booked an apartment in advance on Airbnb for a one-week stay at Haus Oberlantal. It was a week we will never forget and we will definitely come back here in spring or autumn. If you are planning to visit Berchtesgaden, we strongly recommend Haus Oberlantal!
When we are traveling we like to be independent and an apartment gives us a lot of freedom. An apartment is also handy if you want to travel on a low budget which we often want to do because we simply need to. Haus Oberlantal is located 800 meters high on top of a mountain and is surrounded by green meadows and mountains. Via a small steep curvy mountain road we drive to the idyllic house. The historic house is more than 300 years old and is beautifully situated. When we arrive, Hanz and Kathrein welcomed us very friendly. They are the proud owners of the apartment and also live in the same house on the first and second floor (which Kathrein also showed us). They only rent out 1 apartment, that means you are their only guests. That’s great, because you can enjoy the quietness to the fullest and you receive all the attention from Franz and Kathrein.
Berchtesgadener Land is a popular region in Germany and tourism is an important source of income. The highest mountain in the National Park is the Watzmann and is also called “Watzmann with frau und kindern”, because the Watzmann consists of 1 high peak and a number of lower ones. From the apartment in Haus Oberlantal we have a fantastic view on the Watzmann and the Hochkalter. The National Park Berchtesgaden is bordering Austria. The village with around 7.500 residents was an important place for Hitler in World War II, as he lived on the Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden.
The apartment is wonderfully secluded in the middle of nature but within 15 minutes you can reach Ramsau and Berchtesgaden by car. Lake Königssee is approximate 20 minutes away by car. But most importantly you only have to open your apartment’s front door and you find yourself in the National Park. You can understand why this Airbnb is the perfect location for hiking.
The surrounding is so quiet and peaceful. In Haus Oberlantal you will completely relax and find silence. We stayed here last December and we had five days of snowfall. We were so lucky to wake up in a winter wonderland and we fully enjoyed fairy tale winter landscapes. But we can imagine all the seasons must be special in Berchtesgaden. In spring and summer it must be great to have breakfast on the cute balcony and to witness Franz’s sheep grazing.